Figures released by the NZX this morning show that New Zealand’s slow progress in increasing the number of women on company boards is no longer just glacial – it’s embarrassing.
Global Women calls on the chairs and directors of the 27 NZX-listed companies with all-male boards to take steps to address gender imbalance which leaves New Zealand trailing the UK, US and Australia in board diversity.
In the U.K., France, Finland and Italy, every listed company has at least one female board member.
“We encourage consumers and investors to review the list of companies and to consider their investment choices carefully,” said Global Women CEO Miranda Burdon. “The talent pool of highly educated, experienced and ambitious women in New Zealand is deep and growing, so there’s no excuse,” she added.
The following companies had no women board members as at December 2018: