In an effort to understand more about trustee diversity we've have attempted to work out the gender of each member of every charity board in England and Wales.
In addition, there are 64,464 trustees whose gender we have not been able to determine, and 6,488 trustees that appear to be organisations.
- These gender categories are generated automatically based on the title and name provided. Except where a gender-specific title is given, these are indicative only, based on common usage of a name. Names that could indicate either gender, but have a strong association with one gender, are indicated with an asterick. Whilst we are unable to amend individual records, feedback on the accuracy of the categorisation is welcome.
- Trustees can be individuals or occassionally organisations. We have used common organisation terms to try and identify these, but there is no no easy way of automatically determining whether the name is an individual or organisation, which explains why some names may be localities or organisational names.
Some interesting stats:
- Currently there are 10,000 charities with an income of over £100 that have all male boards.
- There are however over 8,000 charities with an income of over £100 that have all female boards.
- Find out how the biggest charities are doing.
- We've done some specific research into the most popular first and surnames.