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Bullet Point Gender Balance in Business Survey:

The Gender Balance in Business Survey is being conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the first quarter of 2019. About 600 large enterprises (i.e. those with over 250 employees) are being surveyed and the purpose of the survey is to provide benchmark statistics on gender representation in top management teams and boards of directors.

This is the first time that the CSO has undertaken a survey of gender balance in business. The results will provide the first official statistics on this topic. These statistics will include the number of men and women in senior executive positions and on company boards; and some breakdowns of those numbers by business sector and by length of service. All results will be in aggregate form; no information on individual people or companies will be disclosed in the results.

The survey is supported by the Better Balance for Better Business (BB4BB) initiative launched by the Government in summer 2018.

The survey asks for basic information on each member of your Senior Executive Team and your Board of Directors - i.e. their name and gender as of the 1st January 2019.

For the Senior Executive Team, we're also asking for the job title, number of years in the post and number of years in the company. For the Board of Directors, we're asking to distinguish the chairperson, executive and non-executive board members and the number of years on the board.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential in accordance with Section 33 of the Statistics Act 1993. It will be used for statistical purposes only. If you require further information, please contact the CSO at 021-4535271 or 021-4535130.

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