Brazil Accupies Last Place in a Ranking that Analyzes the Female Presence in Councils

Brazil is in last place in the ranking made by BoardEx when analyzing the female presence on boards of 27 countries. The data is preliminary and precedes the release of the full Women On Boards report: 2020 Global Gender Balance Report, which should take place in the first half of 2021.

Despite occupying the 27th position, the Brazilian index grew 2.11% compared to the previous year. Considering the numbers since the first time Brazil appeared in the ranking, in 2017, there was an increase of almost 5%.

The country with the highest percentage of women on boards in 2020 was France with 43.6%, an increase of 0.71% compared to the previous edition. The UK has also seen growth in gender balance. From 2019 to 2020, the average percentage of women on boards increased by 2.53%, resulting in 36.3%.

Regarding female participation in leadership, Australia appears in first place with 27.2% and Brazil in 22nd with 9.5%, ahead of Italy, Portugal, Austria, India and Japan.