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Chart of the day: New women directors in Singapore dips to 28% in 2021

Board member seats for women in the industrial industry saw a large decline.

This chart from Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor 2022 report shows the percentage of new women directors from 2016 to 2021.

The chart shows that in 2021, new appointments of women in the boardroom have fallen to 28% compared to 34% in 2020. The chart also shows that the percentage of new women directors continue to fluctuate in the past six years, increasing and decreasing. None of the years saw it increase to more than half.

The report also revealed that most of the decreases in women board member appointments were in the industrial sector, falling from 40% in 2020 to a mere 13% in 2021. 

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