Women in the boardroom

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Women in the boardroom

A global perspective - 6th edition

Progress to change the still largely under-representing of women on corporate boards, globally, continues to be slow. Our 6th edition of our Women in the Boardroom report outlines efforts and progress made in over 60 countries to increase the number of women occupying board seats. The report also features perspectives of three non-executive directors from Spain, Australia and the US into how boardroom diversity is progressing in their parts of the world.

Studies have repeatedly shown that increasing diversity is not only the right thing to do for an organization’s culture, it also leads to better business outcomes. Increased diversity leads to smarter decision-making, powers innovation and contributes to an organization’s bottom line, among other benefits.

Deloitte’s Women in the Boardroom report shares the latest statistics on global boardroom diversity, exploring the efforts of 66 countries to increase gender diversity in their boardrooms and features insights on the political, social, and legislative trends behind the numbers.  

Highlights include:

  • Women hold 12.7 percent of CFO roles globally – nearly three times that of CEO positions.
  • Women hold 16.9 percent of board seats worldwide, a 1.9 percent increase from our previous  edition.
  • Women hold only 5.3 percent of board chair positions and 4.4 percent of CEO roles globally.
Women in the boardroom: A global perspective

Countries profiled

Norway, Belgium, United States,  Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria,Iceland, South Africa, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Turkey, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand

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