Women on ASX200 Boards on the Rise

Appointments to ASX 200 Boards

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 33.6% (31 May 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 one board in the ASX 200 still does not have any women

As of 31 May 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.

Proportion of women comprising new appointments

  • Women have comprised 48.0% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards as of May 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

36 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 31.6% (31 May 2021)
  • Women comprised 46.7% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards as of May 2021
  • A total of 12 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 27.3% (31 May 2021)
  • Women comprised 46.5% of new appointments to the All Ords as of May 2021
  • A total of 84 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

Please note that the constituents of the ASX 200, ASX 300 & ASX All Ords are based on the MARCH 2021 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. 

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