11/5/15: Frightening: Only 10.3% of Board Seats in Ireland are Held by Women

Just came across a startling or [better descriptor] – frightening – statistic:

Source: http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/2014-catalyst-census-women-board-directors

Yes, the issue of causes for each country performance in this metric is complex.

But there is no excuse for Ireland’s corporate culture in this: it goes without saying that women residing in Ireland (be they of Irish or foreign nationalities) are educated, trained and have comparable experience, aptitude to work, career aspirations and human capital to be exactly on par with men, even after we adjust for maternity leave and family formation.

10.3% women share on Irish boards is simply out of any tangible relation to the modern, competitive enterprise culture we want to continue building here.