Listed companies 29 per cent of the board members of listed companies are women, the number decreased from last year to the level of 2019

This is the first time since 2011 that the number of women on the boards of Finnish listed companies is declining. As recently as last year, 30 percent of the board members of listed companies were women.

Finns 29 per cent of the board members of listed companies are women, it is clear From a recent review of women leaders by the Central Chamber of Commerce. As recently as last year, 30 per cent of the board members of listed companies were women, a decrease of one percentage point.

Most female members are on the boards of large listed companies. Female members hold 32 percent of their board seats. The corresponding figure is 31 per cent for medium-sized listed companies and 24 per cent for small companies.

This is the first time since 2011 that the number of women on the boards of Finnish listed companies is declining. As late as 2011, only 18 percent of the board members of listed companies were women.

Unbiased According to a study by the Central Chamber of Commerce, the gender distribution can now be found in only 25 listed companies, compared to 31 last year. Equal gender distribution means that both women and men make up 40–60 per cent of board members.

“Although, according to a survey we conducted in March, Finnish companies are still at the top of the EU and EEA countries, work to promote equality in economic decision-making must continue,” says a leading expert in corporate and securities market law. Ville Kajala In the press release of the Central Chamber of Commerce.

According to Kajala, the proportion of women is particularly striking in the institutions preparing the proposal for the composition of the government. According to a report by the Central Chamber of Commerce, 19 per cent of the members of the Board Nomination Committees and only 14 per cent of the members of the Shareholders’ Nomination Committees were women.

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