Women on ASX200 Boards on the Rise

 Women on ASX 200 Boards (at 31 October 2021)

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 33.9%
  • Women comprised 42.3% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards
  • There are no boards in the ASX 200 without women 

As at 31 October 2021: 

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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.

Female appointments to ASX 200 boards (appointment rate) 

  • Women have comprised 42.3% of 2021 appointments to ASX 200 boards as of October 2021
  • Women 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

    72 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.

    Women on ASX 300 Boards (at 31 October 2021)

    • The latest percentage of women on ASX 300 boards is 32.3%  
    • Women comprised 44.6% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards
    • A total of 10 boards in the ASX 300 do not have any women

    Women on ASX All Ordinaries boards (at 31 October 2021)

    • The latest percentage of women on ASX All Ordinaries is 28.3%
    • Women comprised 44.8% of new appointments to the All Ords
    • A total of 75 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

    The constituents of the ASX 200 & ASX 300 are based on the September 2021 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. ASX All Ords are based on the March 2021 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. 

    The ASX 200 & ASX 300 rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 22/09/2021 (by Market Cap). ASX All Ords rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 22/03/2021 (by Market Cap).