Welcome to the August 2015 issue of the Factary Phi Newsletter.
Why so few women in UK foundations?
We’ve analysed all of the newly created grant-making trusts (foundations) registered in England and Wales since 2005 – a data set of 2,312 new grant-makers. Our findings are in a new Factary report, ‘Trust Women’, available for download here.
- Boards are not balanced – on average there is just one woman per board across all of these trusts.
- Almost one third (29.7%) had all-men boards when they were registered.
- Just one trust in five has women in the majority on boards.
- And we found some evidence that trusts with women in the majority were poorer at start-up than those with men-majority boards.
Our report is based on Factary’s New Trust Update dataset (http://factary.com/what-we-do/new-trust-update/ ).
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