Push for gender equality
CANBERRA: Women account for about six per cent of top bosses across ASX 300 companies in a ‘‘wake-up call’’ for gender equality at work. Chief Executive Women has found 20 women are leading ASX 300 companies. Just one of 23 chief executive appointments in 2020-21 were women.
It will take until 2086 for women to account for 40 per cent of line roles in executive leadership based on trends from the past five years.
CEW labels the results ‘‘a wake-up call to Australia’s business leaders, political leaders and investors’’ as it adopts a target of at least 40 per cent of leadership roles for women.