20% of Boards Are Females


CBJ — Data released by Statistics Canada indicates that women fill just shy of 20% of the seats on corporate boards of directors across public, government and private organizations, but at the same time more than half of all boards were composed entirely of men.

The StatsCan report is based on 2016 data coming from about 12,800 corporations and nearly 45,000 board of directors.

The more indepth analysis found that 28% of the boards had one woman and 15% had two or more, but 57% had no women at all.

Government enterprises had the highest share of women on corporate boards at 29% per cent, followed by public corporations at 21%, while private corporations had 17%.

Women were most prevalent on boards in the finance sector at just under 23%, while construction came in last at 13%.


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