Egypt Women on Boards Observatory: 2021 Annual Monitoring Report
The 2021 Women on Boards Observatory annual monitoring report contains analyzed data of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) listed companies, the banking sector, public enterprise companies, and the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) companies. The women on boards indicator have significantly improved from 13 percent in 2020 to 16.7 percent in 2021 – a growth of 28.5 percent in one year, reflecting an improvement towards achieving 30 percent representation of women on corporate boards by 2030. The report shows a total number of 1,043 women on boards of companies and banks in 2021, a growth rate of 46 percent.
UN Women’s engagement in this collaboration with the American University, Women on Boards Observatory falls within the framework of the joint UN Women- ILO regional programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”, which is implemented in partnership with the National Council for Women and the Ministry of Manpower and is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). This programme aims to promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt by promoting equitable policies, engaging public, private and community actors, and reducing the uneven burden of unpaid care work.