Corporate Council Business Journal: Global Boardroom Diversity: Trends and Updates from the Diligent Institute

November 3, 2021

Kira Ciccarelli

Over the last few years, companies have faced increasing pressure from shareholders, governments, regulators, employees, customers, and other stakeholders to improve their records on boardroom diversity. In light of these pressures, we wanted to take a closer look at the current state of boardroom diversity and inclusion, looking at elements like gender, age, and expertise across companies located in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. Additionally, we took a deep dive into the potential overboarding of directors, and which sectors lead in appointing diverse directors.

We reviewed 5,007 public companies headquartered in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), United States(US), Canada, and Australia for comparison, analyzing trends from January 2019 to June 2021.

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By Edna Frimpong, Head of International Research, Diligent Institute

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.