Market Analysis

The State of Gender Equality in Corporate Leadership

December 19, 2022

Market Monitors for Regional and G20 Markets

Last updated: March 6, 2024

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative in partnership with IFC and UN Women have been producing these market monitors to present a ranking of stock exchanges based on gender balance of issuers’ boards, CEOs, chairpersons, and other useful indicators. These short reports serve as a benchmark for exchanges and other key stakeholders to assess progress in promoting gender equality in corporate leadership. They also confirm that awareness is growing among exchanges about the role they play in advancing gender equality. But a look at the number of women in leadership positions in all these markets shows that there is room for improvement. Exchanges, regulators, listed companies, and other capital market stakeholders play a key role in promoting gender equality by strengthening market performance and promoting gender-focused products. The data can serve as a benchmark for their efforts to promote women’s full and effective participation in, and equal opportunities for, corporate leadership positions.

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