Women & Competitiveness

MBC started its Women-in-the-C-Suite advocacy in 2018 because we believe diversity makes businesses more innovative — producing more growth and jobs. We also believe it produces better policies, including policies that strengthen women’s rights to work, stay at work, and reach their full potential. 

Our partners include UN Women, UNW-WeEmpowerAsia, the EU Delegation to the Philippines, and Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE). In 2019, we produced our first report, based on a survey of and discussions with 200 executives and mid-managers in NCR. In 2021, we produced the national version, thanks to 210 executives and managers around the country.

The challenge in numbers

80 th
PH global rank in closing the gender gap
16 st
in Asia

and yet there is a leaking pipeline in Philippine corporations

WOMEN

MEN

CEO

3%

Board

15%

Senior Management

33%

Entry Level

49%

Our Work in Numbers

1
CEOs and Mid-managers surveyed and interviewed in 2019 and 2021
1
No. of public forums and workshops hosted in 2 years
1
No. of “Women in Philippine C-Suite” reports (2019, 2021)