Nine out of 10 Irish companies have adopted gender balance initiatives

Research by 30% Club finds that 46% have formal diversity and inclusion policy

The setting of gender targets is still rare in Irish companies, the survey found. Photograph: iStock

The setting of gender targets is still rare in Irish companies, the survey found. Photograph: iStock

Nine out of 10 Irish companies and organisations have adopted initiatives aimed at improving gender balance and inclusion, but opinion is divided on whether opportunities for women have improved over the past five years, according to a survey by the 30% Club.

In 2015, just 16 per cent had a formal diversity and inclusion policy, while almost half – 46 per cent – now do so, the research suggested. While some 92 per cent have some scheme in place, “the extent differs between organisations”, the 30% Club said.

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