EWoB, dont l’Association Femmes experts-comptables est partenaire, and Ethics & Boards have launched their first European Gender Diversity Index. This comparative ranking highlights the best practices of the 200 largest European listed companies with regards to gender diversity on Boards, as well as in the roles of CEO/Chair of the Executive Board.

The 200 largest European listed companies from the STOXX Europe® 600 index incorporated in the 9 EWOB countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom) are part of the EWOB-Ethics & Boards GDI 2018. The date for the selection of the panel as well as the company data taken into consideration, was July 31st 2018.

3 indicators (Female Representation on the non-Executive Board, Woman Chair of the nonExecutive Board and Woman CEO or Chair of the Executive Board) of the 200 companies were analyzed by Ethics & Boards and then validated by the companies through a letter sent to their CEOs in early September. In case of no reply, the data on executive and non-executive bodies are based on the companies’ websites.


Award winning companies :

Kering (France) : Board Gender Diversity Prize 2018 (60%)

Sodexo (France) : Woman Chair Prize 2018 (with highest Board
Diversity: 53.8%)

GlaxoSmithKline (The United Kingdom) : Woman CEO Prize 2018 (with
highest Board Diversity: 45.5%)