Indonesian women 'most assertive' in SE Asia
By Mariel Grazella, The Jakarta Post/Asia News NetworkJAKARTA--Indonesian female professionals have outdone their Southeast Asian peers in proactively demanding pay raises and promotions, a move that has borne highly favourable results to their careers, a recent study on women and the workplace reveals.
March 10, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
The yearly study, conducted by global consulting firm Accenture, involved 500 professional women across Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Accenture conducted the study, titled “Defining Success Your Way,” to mark the annual International Women's Day (IWD), which falls every March 8.
Neneng Goenadi, executive director of PT Accenture Indonesia, said the objective of the study this year was comprehending the way women “defined success in their lives and careers.”
“It's more than just balancing, you need to integrate your work and life to attain satisfaction,” she told The Jakarta Post in a limited report result release on Thursday.
She added that a striking difference this year was that women were as assertive as their men colleagues in demanding pay rises and promotions.
The study found that 80 percent of the respondents asked for a raise and another 73 percent requested promotion. These percentages have outdone results from other Southeast Asian countries.