PwC report on Board Diveristy

Board composition is one of the top issues for investors in 2017, and while some industries have made strides in diversifying their boardrooms, other industries are lagging behind, according to a new report from PwC’s Governance Insights Center.

The analysis compares gender diversity across nine industries – and among some of the findings:

  • Retail is leading the charge when it comes to board refreshment and has the lowest average age for directors
  • Surprisingly, technology had one of the highest average tenures for board directors
  • Boards in the banking and capital markets industry, which is often considered to be male-dominated, had the highest percentage of women
  • Both the entertainment and media and the communications industries were also ahead of the curve when it comes to women in the boardroom

A breakdown by industry of board refreshment efforts is included in the report.

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