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Glass ceiling still in place.

Only seven per cent of company directors in developed countries are women, according to Ethical Investment Research Services.

Research into 1,817 companies on the FTSE All World Developed Index, representing leading large and medium companies in 24 global developed economies, found that more than 46 per cent had no women on the board.

Only 23 per cent of companies had more than one woman on the board. North American companies are among the global leaders, although women still represent less than 13 per cent of directors on US boards and less than 11 per cent of Canadian boards.

Australian and New Zealand companies also have above average representation, 9.4 per cent and 10.4 per cent respectively.

Japanese companies are at the other extreme, with only 0.4 per cent of their board members being women.

This is easily the lowest of any major developed economy.

Norway is the leading performer with 21.1 per cent. The UK is just ahead of the global average of 7.1 per cent, with 7.4 per cent.
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