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Bilanz – Switzerland Sees Steady Rise in Board Gender Diversity
The number of women on boards is growing steadily both in Switzerland and worldwide, reports the Swiss Economics magazine Bilanz. According to Egon Zehnder’s latest Global Board Diversity Analysis, the number of women on Swiss boards rose from 5.9 percent to 19.2 percent over the last decade. At an average of 1.9 percent, however, this figure is still some way off a critical mass of 3 female directors per board, notes the survey. Although Switzerland is lagging behind other Western European boards, which boast an average of 26.2 percent of female members, it has recently made clear progress. The Global Board Diversity Analysis reveals that women accounted for 32.6 percent of newly-appointed directors on Swiss boards in the last two years.
Full story: “Die Frau rückt vor” (“Women are making progress”) in Bilanz (Issue 3, 2017).