We are leading a collaborative campaign that has moved beyond the words to identify the actions that will lead to sustainable results.

Brenda Trenowden
HEAD OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, EUROPE, ANZ BANK AND 30% CLUB GLOBAL CHAIR

As more women join boards and demonstrate the value they add, the system will become self-perpetuating.

Helena Morrissey
CEO, Newton Investment Management and 30% Club founder

The 30% Club launched as a campaign in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards - currently the figure stand at 27% up from 12.5%. Accelerated progress has been achieved through the leadership of our member Chairs and CEOs. In addition to the critical recognition that better gender balance leads to better results, five factors created a replicable formula for success:

  • a measurable goal with a defined timetable
  • supportive public policy that acknowledged that the status quo was unacceptable
  • change driven by those in power
  • openness to collaborate
  • a concerted and consistent series of actions and programmes, from schoolrooms to boardrooms.


View the video of our Fifth Annual 30% Club Chairs' Event 

 


From our Chapters


United Kingdom

27%

FTSE 100

Australia

24.5%

ASX-200

United States

23.3%

S&P 100

Hong Kong

11.6%

Hang Seng-50

Ireland

10.3%

ISEQ Overall

Malaysia

16.1%

FTSE Bursa Top 100

Southern Africa

17.1%

JSE Top 40 & SOEs

Canada

20.8%

S&P/TSX 60

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