Thursday January 23, 2020

Only 20 per cent of directors at big Irish firms are women

The Gender Balance in Business survey, carried out for the first time this year, provides figures on gender representation at large companies – those with more than 250 employees

23rd May, 2019
CSO figures highlight gender imbalance at big firms. Pic: Getty

A new survey carried out by the Central Statistics Office finds that only one in nine chief executives of large companies in Ireland are women.

The Gender Balance in Business survey, carried out for the first time this year, provides figures on gender representation at large companies – those with more than 250 employees.

In this CSO survey, the overall breakdown for large companies’ boards was 80 per cent male and 20 per cent female, with...

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