Female leadership drives board diversity

August 2017. IT Online.

“Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, despite continued efforts to improve boardroom gender diversity. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication explores the efforts of more than 60 countries to promote boardroom gender diversity, and reveals that women hold just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. These numbers show only modest progress from the 2015 edition of Women in the Boardroom. ‘Bridging the gender divide in the workforce is not only a matter of fairness, but also of effective governance and inclusive economic growth. Women bring diverse skills and experiences to boards that can aid in driving growth,’ says Justine Mazzocco, managing partner: talent and transformation at Deloitte Africa.”

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