The Commission’s Who Runs Wales? 2009 report looks at ten areas of Welsh life, including politics, health, and the private sector in order to assess the gender balance at decision-making tables in Wales. Taken as a whole, almost no progress has been made in achieving gender balance at Wales’s top tables since the 2004 report.
Key findings include:
- A survey of Wales’s top 100 private companies found not a single female chief executive (or equivalent head position) in Wales. Ninety three of the 100 companies responded to the survey.
- Only 9% of council leaders in Wales are women. Only 25% of councillors in Wales are women. There are no black or Asian women councillors in Wales.
- Only 16% of secondary school head teachers are women despite 74% of teachers being women
- Only 21% of local authority chief executives are women, despite 73% of all local authority staff being women.