Study: Women On Boards Report (Governance Metrics International (GMI), 2011)
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GMI researchers found that among 4,200 companies between 2009 and 2011, only 9.2% to 9.8% of board seats were held by women. One in fifty companies had women in board leadership roles in 2011. Between roughly 6 and 7 percent of leadership roles in key committees is occupied by women. In each type of key company committees, women occupy a lowly 30% of positions. The three countries with the highest percentage of women directors were Norway, Sweden, and Finland. The worst performers were Japan and South Korea. Countries with the greatest percentage of companies with boards having at least three women serving on company boards included Sweden, Norway, and South Africa. In France, the government has established gender diversity quotas. These quotas impose a 20% quota with 3 years and 40% within six. Improvements have been made with the percentage of companies with at least three women on their boards being 7.7 to 19.8 percent. In countries such as Spain, similar quotas have passed through legislation and have improvements have been made. In Spain the percentage of companies with at least one female board member is 74.% as of 2011.
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Keywords: Boards, Gender diversity, Government intervention
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