Breaking Barriers: Helsinki Stock Exchange Reaches New Heights in Gender Diversity Among CEOs

Women have surpassed men in becoming CEOs of listed companies

In 2015, there were more CEOs of listed companies named Juha than women, but now in Helsinki, there are more women CEOs than Juha CEOs, according to recent calculations. Responsibility consultant Kaisa Hernberg found that there are ten women as managing directors of listed companies, compared to only five Juhas. There are also five Mikkos as managing directors, and three each of Artoja, Esoja, Mikoja, Petrja, Pekoja, and Timoja.

Hernberg notes that diversity has significantly increased at the Helsinki Stock Exchange, with the current share of women CEOs of listed companies slightly exceeding seven percent. Despite surpassing Juhas in numbers, Hernberg believes there is still room for improvement in achieving greater gender diversity among CEOs.

The calculations made by the Union of Women’s Affairs in 2015 showed that at that time, more listed companies were led by men named Juha rather than women. However, the number of female CEOs in listed companies seems to have decreased since last year, according to the Central Chamber of Commerce’s annual review of female managers.

Data collected by the Chamber of Commerce shows that the number of female CEOs rose from one to around ten in the mid-2010s

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