C-Suite Engagement on Gender on Boards
About the event
For the past five years, Business Engage has undertaken research into the Status of Gender on JSE Listed Boards. This was prompted by the JSE Listing requirement, effective 1st of January 2017.
At the launch of the latest report into the research in November 2022, Business Engage embarked on a five-year review, similar to the Lord Davies and Hampton-Alexander reviews in the U.K.
In the report, Business Engage noted that:
Does the South African C Suite and Senior Leadership cohort agree with this statement?
Join us as we discuss and debate the following:
- Is the increase in female board representation acceptable?
- What was the real effect, if any, of the pandemic?
- Should more companies have targets?
- Parity and near parity – would it have happened without intervention?
- What are the possible reasons for having a limited number of female CEO’s?
- Is it too late for legislation?
- Should board sizes be increased to accommodate more women on boards?
What is happening in other locations? At this event, we will see how we compare with the U.S.A., particularly the Russell 3000 Index.
The Russell 3000 Index is a capitalization-weighted stock market index that seeks to be a benchmark of the entire U.S. stock market. It measures the performance of the 3,000 largest publicly held companies incorporated in America as measured by total market capitalization, representing approximately 97% of the American public equity market. The index was launched on January 1, 1984, and is maintained by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.