86 F
Mérida
Friday, December 3, 2021
###

Mexico called the best country for expat women’s careers

Latest headlines

‘Mayan ball game’ World Cup kicks off in Mérida

Mérida has kicked off an international Pok ta Pok tournament, also known as the "Mayan ball game" World Cup. 

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the results

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once again

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Map: InterNations


Mexico is the best country for expat women pursuing their careers, according to a 2018 survey.

Mexico, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bahrain and New Zealand offer the best prospects for professional women, according to Munich-based InterNations.

In Mexico, 29 percent of women earn more than they would have at home and 68 percent are satisfied with their careers, although 26 percent are upset about a long working week of 45 hours.

A German expat in Mexico was quoted as saying that “job and career opportunities in an environment where expats have a good standing.” However, working long hours, it comes as no surprise that 26 percent of female expats working in Mexico are unsatisfied with that factor.

A third of women expats around the world are making less money abroad than they would earn if they did the same job at home.

The study interviewed 7,000 women across 168 countries. Overall, more than half were happy with their prospects and many were earning more than they would have had they stayed at home.

One in four women stated they moved homes to improve their career, compared with 40 percent of men.

Only 7 percent were transferred overseas by their employers, compared to 15 percent of men.

“One of the reasons for this might be that a large share of them moved to increase their quality of life (28 percent), while only 4 percent named work-related reasons as their main motivation,” said the study.

But workers were highly satisfied with their work-life balance (74 percent), their job security (71 percent), and their job in general (76 percent).”

The survey also revealed most women work in education or health care, although this is not the case in every country.

In Ireland, twice the average number of women (14 percent) are in health care.

“It is easier to find job opportunities here,” an expat from Romania told researchers.

In Kenya, money makes women stay in their jobs – with 16 percent earning more than US$150,000 a year. The global average is US$75,000 a year.

- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th...

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World Tourism Organization

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Wonders of the land: Organic food production in Yucatán

Organic food production is a somewhat newer trend in agricultural ventures, as it promotes a friendlier environmental process, and is overall said to be healthier for consumers. 

US ambassador joins governors of Mexico’s southeast for bilateral summit in Mérida

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, joined the governors of Mexico's southeastern states for an official bilateral summit in Mérida.

Villa Navidad to benefit a trio of charities for the holidays

Villa Navidad is a weekend-long holiday event Dec. 4-5 to collect donations for three local charities.

2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

Unofficial reports claim that Mexican authorities helped 19 people to disembark the badly damaged ship.

Angels: What makes Adele Aguirre’s new art exhibit at SoHo Galleries so moving

Adele Aguirre's "Angels" exhibit at SoHo Galleries responds to a personal crisis, but will be cathartic to everyone suffering loss. ...

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.