Men and women in hospital management: just a slight feminine touch

Older men in white coats still dominate the management of hospitals in all four Visegrad countries, reflecting overall social patterns in the economy. Although female managers are still rare, change is slowly underway, as future generations of medical doctors will predominantly be women.

Edit Inotai26. 08. 2016


Their own bosses: Female small business entrepreneurs in the V4

Working women in the V4 have long faced discrimination and an uneven playing field in labor markets, pushing tens of thousands of women in Visegrad countries into entrepreneurial careers to avoid unemployment. Now, there is a new generation of women entrepreneurs, who’ve consciously chosen this career path to better balance family and work.

Attila Mong23. 08. 2016


Women in the judiciary: A V4 success story with some flaws

At first glance, jobs in the legal and judicial system seem to be a near-perfect fit for women in V4 countries. However, statistics reveal a less perfect picture, with sheer gender imbalance in some branches, and female representation deteriorating higher in the hierarchical ranks.

Jan Adamec19. 08. 2016


Why don’t the V4 countries have more women voices in the media?

The media matter. They not only reflect the “real“ world, but also create it. Despite positive developments in media in the last few decades, gender inequality is still evident. There are women who host breakfast programs and read the evening news, but there are still not enough women in decision-making positions. What is stopping women from attaining more visible posts in media? And how does their absence influence the V4’s media content?

Olga Gyárfášová12. 11. 2015