Table 5: The characteristics of female directors on boards over the period 2009–2014

From: Gender diversity on corporate boards: an empirical investigation of Italian listed companies

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total foreign female directors 5.26% 9.76% 7.84% 9.59% 9.73% 9.87%
Total female directors shareholders 39.47% 36.59% 35.29% 27.40% 17.70% 21.05%
Total female directors “busy” 50.00% 53.66% 52.94% 57.53% 61.06% 65.13%