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IELTS Essay Ideas: Female Staff in Senior Positions

Here is an IELTS writing task 2 essay about management positions and gender with ideas given below.

Most high level positions in companies are filled by men even though the workforce in many developed countries is more than 50 per cent female. Companies should be required to allocate a certain percentage of these positions to women.
To what extent do you agree?

Why companies should give a percentage of senior positions to women

  • equal rights and opportunities for men and women
  • it avoids discrimination
  • it creates a pleasant work environment to have a better balance of the genders in management and senior levels
  • it creates a supportive work environment for other female employees to know that a certain percentage of management is also female
  • women have valuable skills of communication and diplomacy for high level positions

Why companies should not give a percentage of senior positions to women

  • it is unrealistic to stipulate a certain percentage of one gender
  • companies cannot be sure that they will receive suitable female applicants to fill a certain percentage of senior positions
  • this forces companies to fulfill percentages even though it may be to their detriment
  • senior positions should be allocated based on experience, skills and qualifications not gender


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  1. Hi Liz, would you have a look at this essay? I have a high demand for IELTS score and don’t know if I can get one. Thanks for your help, it would be a pleasure for me if I can get your response.

    Although women take a higher percentage, more than 50% in a total workforce of industrialized countries, men are a dominant class by holding a certain number of senior positions in companies. to my point, i must say that key positions should be shared to both male and female, depending on their performances, not to make an equal proportion.
    It is undeniable that authorities play an essential role, and determine the future of its own companies, so there should be applicants who fit the positions validly in efficacy and proficiency. for example, what the products they mainly invest in, how much the budget will be spent on marketing, is decided by the CEOs of companies. hence, if these leaders appear without capacity and vision in this field, they will put an end to their factory’s lives.
    As regarding biological perspective, women are likely to be manipulated in feelings; therefore, emotional decisions are made instead of strict ones. obviously, either managing employee or negotiating with a partner, emotional influences can lead to a financial loss, by keeping ones that should be rejected or committing to unprofitable terms and conditions.
    However, giving women an opportunity to prove they qualified also bring a variety of benefits. for instance, varying the gender of the dominant class can offer companies diverse opinions and creative strategies for handling the challenges of the complicated economy. in addition, the female leader can also be ideal for negotiation due to their gentleness and flexibility to reach an agreement that harsh approaches are arduous to get.
    in conclusion, the distribution of gender across senior positions is unnecessary and should depend on individual efforts rather than on their gender, but each gender, both male and female have their own different talent.

  2. http://Sen says

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you very much for your invaluable articles that are helping many aspiring IELTS candidates like me.

    This is my first comment and hoping you could help me review my task-2 essay. I have my exam in another 8 days from now. Thanks in advance and appreciate if you could help:

    It is an undeniable fact that very few top positions in an organization are held by women, despite the reality that there are more female workers in the workforce compared to men. As a result, many argue that certain percentage of these positions needs to be reserved for women. While I agree that more women deserve to be in executive roles, I disagree with this idea of reservation based on gender.
    It is quite astonishing that even in the advanced countries, women are denied managerial jobs not because of their qualifications but due to their gender. However, reservation system is not the right solution, in a sense that companies sometimes might end up recruiting an unqualified candidate in a bid to fulfill the reservation category. Therefore, other efficient ways of dealing with this problem needs to be considered.
    One such way of resolving this issue is by introducing stringent company policies wherein a strict action including termination needs to be taken against those individuals indulging in gender biasing during the recruitment process. This way, a skilled and qualified candidate is appointed irrespective of their gender.
    Another way of overcoming this is by ensuring that the educational institutions incorporate this subject of gender equality right from the school curriculum. Even though this is a long term approach, it will make sure that future generation of recruiters will give importance to the required skill set, educational qualifications and other leadership skills rather than indulging in gender partiality.
    In conclusion, I strongly believe that instead of reservation, other realistic and more result oriented approaches needs to be considered to ensure proper talent is rewarded.

    • http://Mai says

      Hi, I read your essay, I feel that you went off topic because you didnt really answer the question ehich was to what extend is it right..I feel that your esay was really good and rich but for the solutions of the problems, and not to the question.

  3. http://Unique says

    Hi Liz,
    I read through some of the essays and found out that some were talking about strength in terms of the build of the body and I believe the topic is says “high level jobs” which I feel depends more on intellect, qualification and skills

  4. http://Unique says

    Hi Liz,
    I read through some of the essays and found out some were talking about strength in terms of the build of the body and I believe the topic is talking about high level jobs which I feel depend more on intellect, qualification and skills, such jobs as, managers, directors, heads of department, etc.

  5. http://rajinder says

    world has changed a lot than past, but men still hold the right to seize some higher level positions in almost every field some say this is hindering women’s success. some experts suggest that reserving certain job positions for women could make both gender have equal place in the world . for several reasons , I believe that this idea could have bad effect on some other experts male workers .

    to begin , it is undoubtedly true that women have shown their worth in society by standing up for their rights , history has illustrates that there were numerous of women who fought for their nation with dignity and helped men to conquer our most intractable challenges . however , their willingness to put enemies down is still being admired by large number of men solders. this is why some people believe that women deserve same positions in high level jobs as men do.

    on the contrary , almost everyone does its best to get top position in job sector . the notion of saving some jobs for women can bring criticize among both gender .in other words , companies always choose their employees by assessing their organizational skills and life experience not by any gender. moreover , this idea could force the mighty organizations to hire women even when the job requires expert employees which makes owner of company disappointed .furthermore reserving job for women would prevent some men to get a good career because companies would have to close down men recruitment , so they can have same number of women . Not to mention , it is not like there is not any women who is not selected as top supervisor in any company.Again it is up to the performance that they do during their whole life and in interview.

    To conclude , i would like to say it again , work has nothing to do with gender , giving opportunities to women by saving some top jobs in mighty organization would make companies put better male workers down on the name of equalizing gender in the work place.

    please Ma’am, replay as soon as possible , is my essay worth 6 bands ??????????

  6. http://Prachi says

    Hi Liz
    In writing section part 2, if we completely agree to the statement in the question, do we still have to provide points which are against that statement?

  7. http://Harman says

    Hi , Liz I need 6.5 band in PTE Writing . So please tell me how i can improve my writing skills .

  8. http://Pichkata%20Deap says

    Hi, Liz !! I have got a topic from your link and I have tried to work it out. I think I probably made many mistakes. Please leave me a comment. šŸ™‚

    Topic: with an increasing population communication via the internet and texting messaging, face to face communication will become a thing of the past.
    To what extent do you agree??

    Here is my introduction:
    It is been argued that the facility of communication by internet and alternatives social medias attracts citizen, wherease the face to face meeting will be called a transitional thing in the future. In my opinion, I think that many businesses still require face to face meeting for an official conversation.

    • http://Liz says

      The main problem is that you are trying to use high level words without understanding their limitation. Nearly all the words in your background statement are used incorrectly. This number of mistakes will limit your vocabulary score to band score 5. Band score 5 = frequent errors which cause difficulty to the reader. It is better to use the right words and write clearly. I can’t comment beyond that because the meaning is lost due to the errors. Your thesis statement is, however, fine and the meaning is clear.

      Also I will need to warn you that I don’t accept writing posted that is below band score 6 in English. If you post again, please make sure you are using accurate, clear language. Otherwise, I won’t be able to post it.
      All the best

  9. http://Fati says

    Owing to the increasing concerns with the male domination obtaining higher positions,some people have proposed an idea of introducing equal right to females by allocating a balanced number of both genders in a work environment.In my opinion,merit and capabilities should be the deciding factor in hiring a person,thus this idea of equal positions to make and females is unnecessary.
    There are many jobs which are bound to be trusted by male workers.These include labourers,engineers ,army,and airforce,all these professions requires a great deal of power and courage to counteract with extreme and tough situations.Thus females taking these position are more likely to jeopardise the task,as they are seen as a fragile gender.however,there are many female personalities engaged in these professions but offcource with a minority.similarly there are professions preferring female candidates over males,like nurses providing tender and care and even babysitters coping up well with the babies.This difference of requirements from different jobs is undoubtedly inevitable.
    Another reason I disagreed is because of the idea of merit and capability which should be considered primarily.it would be unfair to male members to lack behind if a legislation is to be made about giving equal positions in a superior department.hence,each person should be assessed individually depending on his degrees and capabilities,proven in an interview.Admittedly the ability of proving oneself,either of any gender should be solely dependent on the way they prove themselves.Although there are countries which deliberately outcast women from achieving more then men should be questioned and taken into account.Thus securing women rights and their positions in the real world.
    To conclude,I believe that women and men ace their roles in different ways and by introducing such law to give both equal right will just endanger the job requirements.

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