Culture and Business: Women in Thailand  Successful in Business

Culture and Business: Women in Thailand Successful in Business

March 19, 2019 By ellen

    Thai Women in Business

    Thai Women in Business

    Women in Thailand are successful compared to any other Asian or other countries because of a number of factors. Where it is sometimes difficult for women in the US to break through the glass ceiling, we have more women in politics but not in business. Thai women thrive in business because often times they run family businesses, and it has been passed down in a cultural sense.

    The Role of Women in Thailand

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    Families in Thailand are dominated by women, unlike other cultures, who take the main responsibility. This role is extended into family businesses. Within the family unit, there is plenty of help with extended families. Domestic helpers assist children so that women can dedicate their time to climb up the corporate ladder. Forty-two percent represent senior management.

    Women Not Allowed in Politics

    Thai Prime Minister

    Women are leaders in the corporate world and surpassing other countries around them. However, Thailand is at the bottom as far as women in Parliament. They rank 181 out of 193 countries in regards to women in the United Nations. Despite the fact women are not in politics as much as business, women have worked outside the home in Thai culture through family businesses. Women are encouraged to further their education and strive for excellence.

    Women in Specific Business Jobs

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    Women are apart of real estate, transportation, retail, and manufacturing. They work alongside the men in finance and insurance. In South Korea and Japan, women hold few corporate jobs and their main role is running the home in comparison with Thai women.

    Women Gain Ground

    Women Gain Ground

    Kamonwan Wipulakorn, 56, shows the competence of women in Thailand to lead companies. She started in a brokerage firm. She rose through the ranks of men. she is now leading a real estate company as a chief executive officer. Women in Thailand have truly broken through the glass ceiling.