Women in Business in the Philippines

Women in Business in the Philippines

Women are accepted in business circles but are not expected to act in a domineering way with male colleagues.

Women managers are expected to be highly competent and assert their authority in a professional but restrained manner. Any aggressive or confrontational acts from women colleagues are likely to be viewed as a challenge to the machismo of any male co-workers.

Expatriate female managers should expect to encounter little, if any, gender bias.


This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Philippines only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

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$ 304.9