We have published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry. Some key findings from the report include:
Women’s representation in the senior management of companies has been the subject of considerable public debate in recent years, particularly concerning calls for the introduction of legislative quotas. In addition to the case for greater gender equality, a growing body of evidence suggests that stronger financial performance, improved governance and reduced risk of bankruptcy are associated with the participation of women on corporate boards and in senior management positions. However, there are diverse views, including amongst women, as how to achieve greater gender diversity.
Mining for talent
Amanda van Dyke Chair of Women in Mining (UK) and Stephney Dallmann a Director in our mining practice discuss the findings of a recent survey of women on boards of mining companies and the implications.
|Exchange||Average % women on boards of top 100 mining companies|
|South Africa – JSE||21.05|
|Australia – ASX||11.97|
|USA – NYSE||7.34|
|Hong Kong – SEHK||6.02|
|Canada – TSX/TSXv||5.24|
|United Kingdom – LSE/AIM||4.27|