More women active in Poland's boardrooms - report

The percentage of women active on the management and supervisory boards of companies operating in Poland rose by 0.6 percent to 15.8 percent in 2019, according to a report by the Deloitte consulting and audit company.

The 6th edition of the report 'Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective' shows that the growth tendencies of women's participation in the boardroom are mainly seen in the largest stock-listed companies. Women chair around nine percent of supervisory boards in Poland.

The report also said that women constitute 23 percent of supervisory board members at the largest joint-stock companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This is a 4-percent increase compared to the results of the survey run two years ago. Twenty-nine percent of women occupy the position of chairman of the board, down by 1 percentage point, the report reads.

The authors of the report added that in 2013, the Ministry of State Assets recommended that companies partially belonging to the State Treasury take gender diversity into account when selecting members of supervisory boards.

Statistics regarding Poland were prepared on the basis of data for 444 listed companies as of June 28, 2019.