Nairobi Securities Exchange will Thursday morning launch a push to include more women in the board of listed companies.
Under a new programmed dubbed the leadership and Diversity dialogue series seeks to compel almost half of 57 companies publicly listed firms to appoint at least a single woman in their boards.
According to a survey conducted last year, of the total firms currently listed in the bourse- having a total of 467 directors only 54 or 12% are women.
Remaining 23 firms do not have a single woman in their boards and only 4 women hold the position of chairperson.
“This is despite a high availability of huge pool of professional women,” said NSE in a statement.