The latest Gender diversity progress report for December - February 2017 confirms that the AICD’s target of 30% women on ASX 200 boards is on track to be met by the end of 2018.
The Gender Diversity Progress Report confirms that women now account for 25% of ASX 200 board positions, up from 8.3% in 2009 when the AICD began reporting on gender diversity. The ASX top 20 is leading the way, with 31.1% women, and the ASX 50 is close to reaching the target with 29.2% women. AICD Managing Director and CEO John Brogden said that while the increase in companies with at least 30% women was great news, the ASX 50-200 companies needed to significantly improve the appointment rate of women to their boards.
This International Women’s Day the AICD asked nine prominent female directors to read out some of the feedback we received when we asked if there should be more women in Australian boardrooms, proving that the diversity conversation still matters. Watch the video here: