Presence of women on the boards of directors of listed companies rises

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May 19th '22
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The presence of women on the boards of directors of listed companies rises more than three points in 2021, to 29.26% of the total and is close to 35% on the IBEX.

 

  • In 2021, in all listed companies, the presence of women on the boards was close to 30%, the current target at the time
  • For Ibex35 companies to meet the new goal set in the latest revision of the Good Governance Code of reaching 40% by the end of 2022, they would have to appoint 24 women to their boards, that is, just 5.7 % of the total. In fact, 25 listed companies (9 from the Ibex35) have already reached this new goal
  • The number of first-level management positions held by women increased by more than two percentage points, reaching 19.66% (17.53% in 2020)
  • The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) considers that the evolution is positive, although listed companies have room to accelerate the incorporation of more women in positions of greater responsibility, especially in senior management and as executive directors

 

At the end of 2021, the presence of women on the boards of directors of listed companies stood at 29.26% of the total, three points more than a year earlier, according to information extracted from the annual corporate governance reports of the listed companies. societies. This data means that the companies have practically reached, on average, the target of 30% established in 2015 in the previous Code of Good Governance. However, there are still 55 companies (8 of the Ibex 35) that have not reached that goal.

 

Read in full, here. (Spanish)

 

Source: CNMV