Women Under-Represented on State Boards


Women continue to be under-represented on government boards.

According to Gender and Development Specialist, Joan Grant Cummings, women make up only about a-third of government board appointees.

She’s collected data on government boards over the past eight years, and says not much has changed for women’s rights in Jamaica.

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According to Mrs. Grant Cummings, out of the 130 boards surveyed, only 23 women were appointed Chairperson.

This despite several qualified women being recommended for the positions.

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She was speaking at conference hosted by the 51-percent Coalition and Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment, in Kingston yesterday.