The benefits of diverse leadership teams are gaining traction in the business world. There have been an increasing number of studies surrounding the debate whether a leadership team with gender diversity has a tendency to yield higher profits for companies.

In this paper, CGLytics explores boardroom gender diversity in Australia, with a particular focus on the upcoming ASX diversity targets.

Key takeaways

  • Australia is far from reaching the ASX Code target – companies are lagging well behind the target of 30% of female board members by January 1st 2020.
  • Women comprise less than 15% of all CEO and chair positions
  • The Issue of Overboarding – 69.7% of women hold more than four board positions, demonstrating a need to develop new candidates and look outside exisiting networks.

Investors expect companies to embrace change and respond to their proscriptions with regards to gender diversity. There exists a sense of urgency for Australian companies to address the issue of gender diversity, as this trend will likely expand in scope to include other areas such as ethnicity and age.

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