The number of women in key leadership positions just got better in what is a major long-term win for gender diversity and female financial progress.
According to data provided by OpenDirector.com.au and reported in the Financy Women’s Index June quarter results on Tuesday, women now account for 31.3% of ASX 200 board director positions. That’s up from 30.7% in the March quarter.
While the actual percentage is still small compared to men, it is a positive step in the right direction for women.
The result means that women held 470 board positions within the ASX 200 and men held 1032.
There were 78 company boards with more than 30% female board representatives, which is an improvement on 67 companies in the March quarter.
Among these which became the latest entries to the 30%+ club, not necessarily for the first time, were Bravura Solutions, Coca-Cola Amatil, G.U.D. Holdings, JB Hi-Fi and Ramsay Health Care.
Bapcor remains the only ASX 200 company with 60% women on its board.
Of those companies which went backwards on gender diversity were AfterPay, the ASX, Crown Resorts, Iluka Resources and Ooh!Media.
Silver Lake Resources is without even a single female director on their board.
Below is one table where we look at the companies which are outstanding on gender diversity and also the performance of women on boards for the ASX200 to date.