The presence of women in the boards of directors of listed companies reached 18.9% of the total, a percentage higher than that registered a year earlier, when it was 16.6%, according to data published today by the National Market Commission of Securities (CNMV).
In a press release, the CNMV explained that, for the first time, it publishes separately data on the presence of women in the boards of directors and in the top management of each of the listed companies.
For this, it distinguishes three categories of companies, which are those of the IBEX 35, the other companies with capitalization exceeding 500 million euros and the rest.
According to these data, in 2017, the total of women who formed part of the boards of directors of the listed companies was 258, which is 18.9% of the total.
Of those 258 women, 156 belonged to senior management.
In addition, according to the data of the CNMV, of those 258 women present in the boards of directors, 103 belonged to companies of the IBEX 35; 81, to companies with a capitalization of more than 500 million euros; and 74, those less than this amount.
The CNMV has recalled that the Good Governance Code, in force since 2015, recommends that in 2020 the number of female directors represents at least 30% of the total number of members of the board of directors.