GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards survey includes data on over 4,300 companies in 45 countries around the globe. The results show incremental improvement in most measures of female board representation since our 2011 report. The main findings include:
• For the first time ever, women hold more than one in ten board seats globally
-- 10.5% of the directors in our coverage universe are now women, a 0.7 percentage point increase from last year
• At the same time, the percentage of companies with no female directors at all has fallen below 40% for the first time, to 39.8% (a 2 percentage point decrease since last year)
• The percentage of companies with at least three women has risen by 1.3 percentage points, to just under one-tenth (9.8%) of companies worldwide
However, these global statistics mask significant differences between individual countries and between industrialized economies and emerging markets.
Please complete the form below to download the survey.