C-Suite Agenda

European Countries With The Highest Percentage Of Women Scientists And Engineers

It is clear that we still have a long way to go to reach gender equality, yet there were notable exceptions. In six European countries, the majority of scientists and engineers were women: Lithuania (57% female), Norway (53.84%), Bulgaria (53.40%), Latvia (53.08%), Portugal (51.35%) and Denmark 50.43% (just over 50%).

To identify countries in Europe with the highest percentage of women scientists & engineers, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed Eurostat data, amazingly in six European nations, the majority of scientists and engineers are women.

At the bottom of the ranking were Hungary and Luxembourg (both 25.48%), Finland (28.67%), Switzerland (32.72%), as well as Germany (32.87%).

European Countries With The Highest Percentage Of Women Scientists And Engineers

  1. Lithuania: 56.54%
  2. Norway: 53.84%
  3. Bulgaria: 53.40%
  4. Latvia: 53.08%
  5. Portugal: 51.35%
  6. Denmark: 50.43%
  7. Sweden: 48.65%
  8. Ireland: 48.52%
  9. Poland: 48.40%
  10. North Macedonia: 47.76%
  11. Spain: 47.73%
  12. Croatia: 46.12%
  13. Iceland: 45.99%
  14. Cyprus: 45.65%
  15. Turkey: 44.86%
  16. Slovenia: 42.84%
  17. Belgium: 42.82%
  18. Romania: 41.95%
  19. United Kingdom: 41.45%
  20. France: 40.85%
  21. Estonia: 39.38%
  22. Czech Republic: 38.93%
  23. Netherlands: 37.98%
  24. Greece: 38.25%
  25. Malta: 38.06%
  26. Slovakia: 37.62%
  27. Italy: 34.90%
  28. Austria: 33.85%
  29. Germany: 32.87%
  30. Switzerland: 32.72%
  31. Finland: 28.67%
  32. Luxembourg: 25.48%
  33. Hungary: 25.48%

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.


Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CHAIR, CEO, AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR of the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn.