Firms rush to fill boardroom slots for women
384 out of the BSE 500 firms have a woman on board, but many of them aren’t professionals
Mumbai: Gender diversity in India’s boardrooms is a reality, but that’s just on paper. Three out of four BSE 500 listed firms comply with the new rules on women board members. However, with professionals accounting for only a small portion of these appointments, real gender diversity in the Indian boardroom is still a distance away and many companies may simply be ticking the boxes.