Global Boardroom Program
The underrepresentation of women on boards remains a key area of focus for organisations 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.
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 programme’s mission is to promote dialogue among Deloitte professionals, companies 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.
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.