One notable change is the reversal of the decline in female employment. In the first six months of 2021, women accounted for 13% of the 103 appointments. The share is only 8% (89) in the first half of 2020 and 6% (49) in the second half. Heidrick & Struggles suggests a likely explanation is that when the pandemic first hit, boards preferred CEOs with existing experience in the role, and such candidates are more likely. is male.
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