Arthur Cox features in the Balance for Better Business Annual Report 2022
The fifth annual report of the Balance for Better Business Review Group reveals that Irish businesses have made significant progress in achieving gender balance at Board level over the past year.
The report by the Government-established initiative shows that in 2022 the percentage of women on the Boards of ISEQ20 companies rose to 36%, far exceeding the 30% target set for the end of 2022 as well as the 33% target set for the end of 2023.
For other listed companies, the percentage of women on Boards is now 26%, exceeding the 22% target set for the end of 2022 and up 16 percentage points since 2018. This progress over the past year is reflected in the fact that, for the first time, Ireland has exceeded the EU27 average for the proportion of women on leading company Boards by 1.6 percentage points. The gap between Ireland and the rest of the EU has narrowed every year since Balance for Better Business was established in 2018.
Orla O’Connor, Chair, Arthur Cox, features in the report sharing the initiatives and targets the firm has put in place to promote and achieve gender balance, such as our mentoring and sponsorship programmes.
You can read the full report on the Balance for Better Business website here.