Slow Gains for Female Board Membership: Report
December 18, 2019 by Ginger Szala
Keep this year in mind: 2044.
That’s when MSCI projects there could be a 50/50 gender split on company boards globally. Although that date seems far away (and no doubt some of us won’t be around to witness it), the MSCI’s Women on Boards 2019 Progress Report has found some positive trends.
For companies that make up the MSCI All Country World Index, 20% of directors are women this year, up from about 18% in 2018. The report notes that “this 2.1 percentage-point increase in 2019 also slightly shortened the path to 30% female directorship (projected for 2027, based on the latest data).”