Women own 21% of companies, over 50% have children

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Over a fifth (21 percent) of all companies registered in Poland are owned by women. They have 310,000 active credit facilities amounting to PLN 17.36 billion of payable loans, Credit Information Bureau (BIK) wrote in a report.

Nearly 60 percent of women stated that they manage career with family life successfully, while as many as 85 percent of female managers and entrepreneurs claim that a career can go hand in hand with maternity, according to a survey conducted by research firm Kantar TNS and ordered by BIK.

According to the poll, 52 percent of managers and 58 percent of entrepreneurs have children, and nearly a half of them have children under the age of 10. In case of business owners, their children are usually under the care of grandparents or the father, while kindergartens, nurseries and schools came in third. Female managers rely more frequently on institutional caretakers than on grandparents and the children’s father. Only 6 percent of entrepreneurs and 3 percent of managers have a dedicated nanny taking care of the children while they work.

June 1 is the international Children’s Day, celebrated in Poland, as well as in most CEE countries, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, as well as in Portugal and several Asian, African and South American countries.

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