Minister wants more female bosses in state sector

The Minister for public administration want several state agencies to explain how they work to increase the number of women in leading positions, TV4 News reports.

Eight agencies have been asked to participate. Among them are the Insitute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy, with no women in leading positions, the National History Museum, with 27 percemt of women in leading positions, and the Museum of Modern Art all have a high proportion of female bosses. The answers will be analysed to see if further measures are needed to increase the number of women in top positions in the state run agencies.

"The goal is that we have the same proportion of women in leading positions are among the employees. And in the state sector, 51 percent of the employees are women," Minister Ardalan Shekarabi tells TV4.

According to the Swedish Agency for Government Employers there were 5,800 female managers in the sector in 2013, which is 38 percent of all managers employed by the state.

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