Number of women trustees at the largest UK charities rises

03 Jul 2012 News

Charity 100 Index boards include increasing numbers of women, but they are falling short in other areas of diversity, according to the Trustee Leadership of the Largest 100 Charities survey published this month.

Charity 100 Index boards include increasing numbers of women, but they are falling short in other areas of diversity, according to the Trustee Leadership of the Largest 100 Charities survey published this month.

The survey, which is in its third year, is a biennial look into the make-up of trustee boards on the Charity 100 Index, which tracks income levels of the largest 100 charities in the UK.

It finds that the proportion of women sitting on Charity 100 Index boards has gone up from 31 per cent in 2011 to 33 per cent in 2012, equivalent to an increase in numbers of 6 per cent. On the FTSE100, women account for 15.6 per cent of all board seats; up from 12.5 per cent in 2011.

The six charities that had the biggest year-on-year increase in the proportion of women on their trustee boards were Victim Support; VSO; Nuffield Health; United Church Schools Foundation; Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the National Autistic Society.

The typical profile of a chair on the Charity 100 Index list is male, 62, white, having served 3.6 years.

 

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For the full survey and a comprehensive list of the diversity balance of each 100 Index charity click here.

 

 

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