Women in the boardroom: slow evolution
The female presence on companies’ boards of directors is growing, but women are far to achieve equality; a Deloitte's global study shows that, on average, only 15% of board seats are held by women; in Brazil, this percentage corresponds to halfJuly-September | 2017
The portrait of women’s representation on boards of directors, the highest corporate governance instance, brings a particular concern in relation to the current scenario – but also a gradual improvement trend in recent years.
Conducted globally by Deloitte, with the participation of 7,000 organizations, the study “Women in the Boardroom – A Global Perspective” indicates that only 15% of these companies’ board seats are held by women. This result is three percentage points better than the 12 percent recorded in the previous study, whose data were collected in 2014 and published in 2015.
Brazil appears on 37th place among the 44 nations listed in the ranking, with only 7.7% of women at the top of organizations. In relation to the 2015 research, Brazil presented an evolution in that number, however, smaller than the global growth: the increase was only 1.4 percentage point compared with 6.3% in the previous study. Norway is the country which leads the ranking, with 42% of the board positions held by female professionals, followed by France (40%) and Sweden (32%).
According to the analysis, one of the reasons for the slowness in this change is the low board turnover. The fact is, with greater diversity in their decision-makers, companies have everything to gain by handling the challenges and ambiguities of the current business world.
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To access the full contents of the research, visit “Women in the Boardroom – A Global Perspective”.
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