Women shareholders in Jamaica board rooms are ready to achieve their fair share


After this workshop on purchasing shares at Barita Investments, Ltd., on 21 June 2012, four attendees bought shares. Photo credit: 51% Coalition
In a world where business is still dominated by men, a new coalition in Jamaica is working to open up boardrooms to women and work together to find their leadership potential.

Of the 53 companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), women make up just 17.36 per cent of board directors, with ten of the companies having no women on their boards at all. Addressing this lack of equity at its very root, a coalition of women in Jamaica has chosen to act.

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