Women Directors On Board: Only at 3.7% Listed Companies on PSX
March 2017. Pakwired.
“Minimal inclusion of women in the corporate sector has been talked about very often, but its accurate picture has been highlighted only recently by a research report. Only 21 companies out of 559 listed companies on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) have a woman director as a board member. Furthermore, only 32 independent women directors are part of company boards.
A market opening bell-ringing ceremony was held at PSX in which most of the speakers expressed that there is severe gender inequality at the top corporate layer that needs to be eradicated by including more women at prominent positions. Looking at the research report numbers, currently there are 4000 directors in 559 listed companies, with women making a sparse appearance at the director’s level.”