There Are Only 3 Countries in the World with More Female Bosses Than Male Ones

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Despite major advances for women in the workplace, it's still very much a man's world. According to new research, there are only three countries where there are more women in management positions than men – and the U.S. is definitely not one of them.

Researchers at business-to-business firm Expert Market (opens in new tab) looked into workforce statistics from 126 countries to see where female bosses are most prevalent. And only three countries have shattered the glass ceiling: Jamaica, Colombia, and Saint Lucia.

Jamaica has completely flipped the script on gender equality, with nearly 60% women in managerial roles. Central and South America dominated on the global scale. Pakistan had the most dismal rating, with only 3% of managerial spots going to women, and several other Arab countries weren't much better.

As for the U.S., we're getting there, with 42.7% of senior spots going to women, putting us in 15th place. Other major economies don't fare much better; the U.K. is in 41st place, and China is in a dismal 85th place.

See the full gender-gap map below:

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Workplace equality map

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Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.