To mark International Women’s Day, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has released the results of a survey, ‘Modern mobility: Moving women with purpose’, polling almost 4,000 professionals from 40 countries. The report reveals that women in Singapore value international job mobility opportunities more than most other women around the world.
According to the report 69% of women in Singapore say employers that offer mobility opportunities are more attractive, and 83% of women in Singapore (compared to 73% globally) would like a ‘mobility experience’ – basically the opportunity to travel for work – in the first six years of their careers. These findings are in line with findings last year that revealed 82% of millennial women in Singapore want to work abroad.
That said, 17% of women in Singapore (compared to just 14% globally) feel that men and women are not presented with equal opportunities to undertake international assignments with their company.
Said Karen Loon, Diversity Leader, PwC Singapore: “This PwC report highlights a number of critical diversity disconnects. CEOs must drive an agenda where women are both aware of, and provided with, the critical experiences required to progress their career, including international assignment opportunities.
As Singapore becomes more prominent on the world stage, Singapore companies and brands will naturally need to level up to compete at an international level. Global mobility and international experience can play a big part in retaining talent and driving innovation, which are necessary for competing at a global level.”
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