Corporate Executive positions for women in Pakistan are not as few as assumed by the world at large. There are women as members on Boards of Directors, CEOs, in higher management, in middle-management positions and in junior and secretarial positions.
It is seen that in majority of cases, their performance is ethically correct and professionally sound and the best part is the long term commitment to the organizations they join. Making to the higher positions in academic achievements, women in the corporate arena are well equipped in knowledge base to deliver high quality operational results.
Board of Directors
Many corporate sector entities appoint women as nominee directors on their boards. There is usually some discrimination when selecting board members, however, based on experience and knowledge base, quite a few women have now made it to the Board.
Chief Executive Officers
Women as CEOs are still not as common as should be. There have been few women CEOs heading corporations such as MNCs, Financial sector, etc.
Over the years, many women officials have reached the senior management positions that were earlier populated by men. Although there was scope for women to acquire these positions, there were just not enough incumbents to fill these positions and usually men are given preference over women to fill in these positions - as is common in other parts of the world as well.
Middle & Junior Management
These domains have been the most favored ones by women as well as the employers. Loads of work, staying behind the scenes, giving out good quality reports and work, suits women with their inhibitions and also because of the demands of their multi-tasking roles.
It keeps both the employers and the employees happy, as employers and senior management becomes more productive with high quality input and less demand on career growth.