Gender Equality Database


of board seats on G20 listed companies held by women

Gender equality on boards

Tracking the gender balance of issuer’s boards, along with other related data, provides a useful benchmark for exchanges and other key stakeholders to assess progress in promoting gender equality among listed companies. More information about the SSE campaign for Gender Equality can be found here.

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An analysis of the gender balance of the top 100 issuers* by market capitalization from each of the 22 exchanges in the G20

MarketStock Exchange % of Women on BoardMandatory Minimum Rule?If yes, % WomenIf yes, N Women% of Women Chair% of Women CEO
FranceEuronext Paris44.3Yes4025
ItalyBorsa Italiana (LSE Group)37.5Yes33135
United KingdomLondon Stock Exchange36.2No55
Germany Deutsche Börse32.5Yes3042
Australia Australian Securities Exchange32.3No148
United States NYSE30.4No98
Canada TMX Group Inc.30.2No-94
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock Exchange28.5No112
United StatesNasdaq27.8Yes135
G20G20 Average20.15.53.5
China Shenzhen Stock Exchange17.3No511
India National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)16.8Yes174
India Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)16.8Yes174
TurkeyBorsa İstanbul14.9No-63
China HKEX15.7No75
JapanJapan Exchange Group11.9No10
Russia Moscow Exchange10.6No30
China Shanghai Stock Exchange10.3No32
Indonesia Indonesia Stock Exchange10.3No93
MexicoBolsa Mexicana de Valores7.8No21
Argentina Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos7.7No21
South KoreaSouth Korea Stock Exchange7.4Yes112
Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi Stock Exchange Tadawul1.2No11

Source: Data provided by Bloomberg. Additional company data compiled by SSE based on the latest available reports (2019 annual reports). Listing rule data compiled by SSE based on the latest available information (Q1 2021).

*If the exchange has less than 100 issuers, all the issuers were included in the analysis (the case of Argentina).

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