Women on ASX200 Boards on the Rise

Appointments to ASX 200 Boards

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 33.7% (31 August 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 boards in the ASX 200 do not have any women 

As of 31 August 2021:

percentage of female directorships on asx200 boards

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 42.5% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards as of August 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
  • proportion of women comprising new asx200 board appointments  

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

    Number of women appointed to ASX 200 boards

    54 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)

    number of women appointed to asx200

    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 32.1% (31 August 2021) 
    • Women comprised 44.2% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards as of August 2021
    • A total of 8 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 27.9% (31 August 2021)
    • Women comprised 44.9% of new appointments to the All Ords as of August 2021
    • A total of 77 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

    Please note that the constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the JUNE 2021 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. 

    ASX 300 & ASX All Ords are based on the MARCH 2021 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. 

    The ASX 200 rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 21/06/2021 (by Market Cap).

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