Over 400 Female Executives in Big Businesses

  • By Jang Hyeong-tae

    November 24, 2022 12:46

    The number of female executives at top 100 Korean companies exceeded 400 for the first time this year. The proportion of top companies with at least one female executive jumped to 72 percent this year, having crossed the 50 percent mark only in 2018.
    Headhunting firm Unico Search on Wednesday said a total of 403 female executives are on the payroll of the top 100 businesses this year according to their biannual reports, up more than a quarter from 322 last year.
    Samsung Electronics topped the list with 65 female executives, followed by CJ Cheiljedang (28) and Naver (23). Next came Hyundai Motor (17), Lotte Shopping (15), Amore Pacific (14), Samsung SDS (12), and LG Electronics, LG Chem and KT (10 each).
    But CJ Cheiljedang has the highest percentage of female executives at 24.6 percent of 114 executives.
    IT firms like Samsung and Naver have 163 or 40.4 percent of all female executives in the top 100 businesses. But the overall proportion of female executives still stands at a mere 5.6 percent.
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