The 30% Club Receives IPRA President’s Award 2022


 The 2022 IPRA President’s Award has been given to the 30% Club, a global campaign with a goal to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards to 30%.


Commenting on the award, IPRA President 2022 Etsuko Tsugihara says: “I am pleased to recognize the 30% Club with the IPRA President’s Award. Their campaign has achieved consistent results globally since its start in the UK in 2010.  I recently met one of the women involved and was impressed by the club’s enthusiasm for women's advancement. I found the process of involving diverse stakeholders such as institutional investors, media, government, and educational institutions as well as companies to be inspired”.


The percentage of female executives in the FTSE-100 was 12.6% when the organization was founded in 2010. It is now 40%. Etsuko continues: “My country Japan, which has yet to reach this goal, joined the campaign in 2019 and continues to make advances in the promotion of women.


The IPRA President’s Award was founded in 1977 and is presented annually to an organization or individual to recognize an “outstanding contribution to better world understanding”. Previous recipients of the award include Zeit Online, The International Red Cross, The Nobel Foundation, UNESCO, Amnesty International, Transparency International, WWF, The Economist and The National Geographic Society.


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Background to 30% Club

The 30% Club is a global campaign to increase gender diversity at board and executive-committee levels. With the goal of increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to beyond 30% and ultimately to parity, the leadership of the Club has engaged with CEOs and chairs of listed companies internationally, created the world's biggest cross-company mentoring programme and worked with institutional investors to help achieve this goal in the UK and other countries. The campaign operates across more than 20 countries and continues to expand its international footprint across the G20. For more information please visit:


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