A study of women on boards in the mining industry
PwC UK has published a report in conjunction with Women in Mining on trends of women on boards and senior executive positions in the global mining industry.
Some key findings from the report include:
Women’s representation in the senior management of companies has been the subject of considerable public debate in recent years, particularly concerning calls for the introduction of legislative quotas. In addition to the case for greater gender equality, a growing body of evidence suggests that stronger financial performance, improved governance and reduced risk of bankruptcy are associated with the participation of women on corporate boards and in senior management positions. However, there are diverse views, including amongst women, as how to achieve greater gender diversity.