Key Statistics

Women comprise almost half of the labour force, 33% of senior management positions and 53% of university students in Hong Kong.



  • Women make up just 10.7% of directors of all listed issuers in Hong Kong
  • 40% of issuers have no female directors on their board and 37% have just one female director
  • 51% are Executive Directors, 32% are Independent Non-Executive Directors and 17% are Non-Executive Directors
  • There are 1,551 total issuers, involving 1,266 female and 9,485 male directors
  • The average number of female directors is 0.93 per issuer, compared to 7.74 for male directors
  • The percentage of women in director roles in Hong Kong has not improved over the last five years


(Source: HKEx, 31 January 2024)

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