Getting more women into the work force is an important goal for Korea as an aging population is causing the number of workers to decrease. Data on executives suggest the way ahead won’t be easy: according to a Deloitte survey of 44 countries, Korea was ranked second from last in the ratio of women in board rooms. And women made up only 2.7 percent of about 15,000 executive-level officials in the top 500 companies in 2016, a report by the gender ministry showed. Out of the 500 companies, 336 didn’t have a single female at top positions.