The Deloitte Global Boardroom Program’s Seventh Edition

The underrepresentation of women on boards remains a key area of focus for organizations globally, but overall progress remains slow, and for women in leadership positions, even slower.

The Deloitte Global Boardroom Program’s Seventh Edition of the Women in the boardroom: A global perspective report includes updates from 72 countries on gender diversity in the boardroom, exploring insights on the political, social, and legislative trends behind these numbers. While these private and public sector efforts demonstrate steps toward achieving parity, the pace of collective progress needs to pick up.

The global, regional, and country analyses are based on a dataset of 10,493 companies in 51 counties – more than 176,340 directorships – spanning Asia Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA.

To supplement this data, Deloitte compiled information on diversity quotas and other diversity initiatives. The report explores the efforts in 72 countries to promote boardroom gender diversity.

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Global findings

The key findings from the global analysis of 10,493 companies.


One-on-one board perspectives

We explored the topic of women in the boardroom with leaders from across the world, in order to gain insight and advice on how organisations can accelerate gender parity and encourage diversity & inclusion.

Masahiko Uotani – A CEO’s Perspective

Representative director, president and CEO of Shiseido and chair of the 30% Club Japan


Eileen Murray – A Director’s Perspective

Chair, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and non-executive director across 4 global organisations.


Irene Dorner – A Director’s Perspective

Chair, Taylor Wimpey plc and Control Risks Limited, and independent non-executive director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc


J Veronica Biggins – An Executive Recruiter’s Perspective

Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search Group and Board Practice Leader


Cristina Ungureanu – An Investor’s Perspective

Governance manager, Qatar Investment Authority

Deloitte’s Global Boardroom Program

With over 5,000 participants across 43 countries, the Deloitte Global Boardroom program brings together the knowledge and experience of Deloitte firms around the world, to address critical topics of universal interest to company boards and the C-suite. The program’s mission is to promote dialogue among Deloitte practitioners, corporations and their boards and management, investors, the accounting profession, academia, and government. In addition to the publication of thought-pieces on critical topics, the Deloitte Global Boardroom Program hosts a series of must-attend webinar discussions with eminent panellists to enable boards and management of global companies to challenge perceived wisdom.

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Key Boardroom Program Contacts

Dan Konigsburg

Deloitte Global Boardroom Program Leader

Sharon Thorne

Deloitte Global Board Chair