AP2 conducts an annual survey to determine the number of women employed in middle-and-executive-management positions and on the boards of publicly quoted companies. Furthermore, the survey records the number of women who have graduated in disciplines that constitute the traditional recruitment base for corporate executives and boards of directors.

Andra AP-fonden’s (AP2’s) Female Representation Index for 2021 shows that the proportion of women on the boards of companies listed on NASDAQ Stockholm is once again increasing and is now 34.5 (33.7) percent. The proportion of women in executive management teams in listed companies continues to increase and this year’s increase, from 24.3 to 26.0 per cent, is the largest measured in percentage points since the studies began in 2002. Over time, the trend for women in executive positions has shown much greater stability compared to the trend for boards, particularly in the last decade. However, the long-term trend is also clearly positive with regard to boards of directors.