Women on ASX200 Boards on the Rise

Appointments to ASX 200 Boards

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 32.6% (31 January 2021)
  • The percentage of women on boards of ASX 200 companies and the proportion of women comprising new appointments increased significantly from a low base of 8.3 percent in 2009
  • A total of two boards in the ASX 200 still does not have any women

As of 31 January 2021:

Silver Lake Resources Limited SLR
Kogan.Com Ltd KGN

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Source: Statistics are based on the Australian Institute of Company Directors research. Company rankings data provided by Market Index. Quarterly rebalance information provided by S&P.

Proportion of women comprising new appointments

  • Women have comprised 45.5% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards to date in 2021.
  • Women have comprised 42.6% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2020.
  • Women comprised 39.7% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2019.
  • Women comprised 45.4% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2018
  • Women comprised 35% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2017
  • Women comprised 44% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2016
  • Women comprised 34% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2015
  • Women comprised 30% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2014
  • Women comprised 22% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2013
  • Women comprised 22% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2012
  • Women comprised 28% of all new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2011, compared to 25% in 2010 and only 5% in 2009 and 8% in 2008

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Source: Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Number of women appointed to ASX 200 boards

5 women have been appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2021.

  • 75 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2020
  • 69 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2019
  • 100 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2018
  • 60 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2017
  • 79 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2016
  • 66 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2015
  • 53 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2014
  • 37 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2013
  • 41 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2012
  • 68 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2011
  • 56 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2010, a substantial increase on 2009 (10 women appointed)

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Source: Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Appointments to ASX 300 Boards*

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 300 boards is 30.2% (31 January 2021)
  • Women comprised 46.7% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards in January 2021
  • A total of 14 boards in the ASX 300 still do not have any women

Appointments to ASX All Ordinaries*

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX All Ordinaries is 26.4% (31 January 2021)
  • Women comprised 39.1% of new appointments to the All Ords in January 2021
  • A total of 80 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

*We track new appointments on a monthly basis. The constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the June 2020, September 2020 and December 2020 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. The ASX 200 S&P quarterly rebalances are under normal circumstances done every March, June, September and December.

Due to delistings, there are currently 299 companies represented in the ASX 300 and currently 495 companies in the All Ords

Please note that the constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the DECEMBER 2020 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices.

The ASX 300 are based on the SEPTEMBER 2020 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices.

The ASX All Ords are based on the JUNE 2020 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices.

The ASX 200 rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 06/01/2021 (by Market Cap).

The ASX 300 rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 22/09/2020 (by Market Cap).

The ASX All Ords rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 23/06/2020 (by Market Cap).