They are not only attracted by the world of politics. Now, they’re also attracted by the world of business. The number of Albanian women which are being involved in this area is increasing. This is suggested by the rising number of women who own or manage companies. So, according to the country’s agency of statistics, INSTAT, last year, the level of these women has increased to 29.7% as opposed to 26.8% in the previous year, 2016. This suggests a growing trend of women who play a bigger role in business as far as decision making is concerned. Experts also explain that this is mostly the case in small businesses, with 1 to 4 employees. “30.2% of these types of businesses are led by women, however, there’s been an increase of this percentage in all other types of businesses compared to the previous year.
The biggest increase in 2017 has been registered in companies with over 10 employees, where there are 5% more women owners or administrators than a year ago”, experts explain. Meanwhile, referring to the type of company profile where there are more women holding key positions, they say that this mostly applies to service companies and less in manufacturing sectors. “The level of their presence in these sectors is 36.3% for services and 16.1% in manufacturing”, INSTAT reports, adding that the biggest increase has occurred in the service sector with 9% compared to a year ago. It seems that this sort of business is easier to be managed by women than, for instance, agriculture, industry, etc, which are still dominated by men.