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One quarter of boards now made up of women
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11 Sep 2023 / employment Print

One-quarter of boards now made up of women

A full 30% of all senior executives in Ireland in 2023 are female, according to CSO data.

And 19% of chief executive officers in Ireland are female – up from 13% in 2021 – while almost one in five boards of directors have a female chair.

Female chairs are up from 14% in 2021 to almost 19% in 2023.

In 2023, one in four members of boards of directors in Ireland were female – up from almost 22% in 2021.

Almost a quarter of enterprises (24.7%) have at least 40% female representation on their boards.           


In 2023, four in ten enterprises have set targets for the representation of women in senior-executive roles.

Statistician Colin Hanley said that the results showed that Irish businesses continued to increase female representation at senior executive and board level.


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