FAIR SHARE Monitor 2022

 

Around the world, hundreds of international social impact organisations are working towards equality, justice and participation. However the underrepresentation of women in the sector’s leadership reflects a gap between the sector’s aims and its own structures and culture.

That’s why we built the FAIR SHARE Monitor: to annually measure the proportion of women on staff and in leadership in some of the largest and most well-known organisations. In doing so, we track progress towards a FAIR SHARE of women leaders by 2030.

 

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FAIR SHARE Monitor 2022 Ranking

FAIR SHARE Monitor 2022

Ranking

What is the FAIR SHARE Monitor?

The FAIR SHARE Monitor is a data-based tool to measure and track gender equity in the international social impact sector. Based on this data we either receive from organisations or research for them, we create a ranking of organisations based on who has a FAIR SHARE of women in their leadership and who doesn’t (yet). The first Monitor was published in 2019 and results will be published annually until 2030.

The progress, stagnation or regress of each organisation is measured and made transparent from year to year – making the FAIR SHARE Monitor a tool with which both individual organisations and the sector as a whole can hold themselves accountable to gender equity.

What’s new?! This year we chose to let organisations with the same FAIR SHARE Index share the same rank position, as not to disadvantage anyone.

Find out more about the FAIR SHARE Monitor here.

The FAIR SHARE Index

The FAIR SHARE Index defines the positioning of an organisation in the Monitor. The Index shows how well or poorly women are represented in leadership based on our criteria for a FAIR SHARE. The lower the index, the more fairly women are represented in leadership. The perfect Index would be “0” but to acknowledge fluctuations in staff, we defined an index below 15 as a desirable FAIR SHARE, thus the green on the left side of the monitor.

The FAIR SHARE Index is measured as follows:

  • it takes into account if there are at least 50% of women on all organisational levels (the average representation gap, across overall staffing, senior management and Boards)

  •  if there is a difference between the share of women in the total workforce and women in leadership (the FAIR SHARE Gap).

Both gaps are added to calculate the FAIR SHARE Index.

Calculating the index this way meant organisations with more women leaders than the share of women staff received a negative score, and the higher the proportion of women leaders, the worse this score would be. For example, an organisation made up of 40% women staff and 60% women leaders would be penalised for this gap, even though it actually indicates a positive shift from the norm and a willingness to go beyond the minimum benchmark of 50/50. In 2021 we therefore adjusted the formula to ensure that a FAIR SHARE gap in favour of women (more women leaders than their share of staff) would not be penalised in the same way as a FAIR SHARE gap in favour of men (more male leaders than their share of staff). We do this by applying a 50% correction to the score of such organisations.

The best possible result is 0,0 while the worst mathematical option is an index of 132. This number would result if 99% of the staff were women and 100% of leadership positions were filled with men.

Monitor columns

Rank: Position in the FAIR SHARE Monitor based on the organisation’s FAIR SHARE Index.

Organisation: The name of the organisation.

Women on staff: The percentage of women on staff.

Women in Leadership: The percentage of women in senior management teams and supervisory bodies.

BIWoC of women Leadership: The percentage of Black, Brown, Indigenous and women of colour (BIWoC) amongst women in all leadership positions.

FAIR SHARE Index: The Index shows how well or poorly women are represented in leadership based on our criteria for a FAIR SHARE

Key explanation

 

Data was approved by the organisation. This is a committed organisation. We could not find data on the number of women on staff, thus have assumed a 70% representation. A blank space indicates that an organisations did not provide data on BIWoC.
An index progress by 10% since the previous year. An index regress by 10% since the previous year. No significant change of the index since the previous year. There is always a first time. It’s the organisations first participation in the Monitor.

 

FAIR SHARE Monitor 2022 Ranking

Current data on gender representation in 61 organisations
(Status: 17.03.2022)

 

Rank

Organisation

Women on Staff

Women in Leadership

BIWoC of women Leadership

FAIR SHARE Index

1

Terres des Hommes

100%

100%

2

Global Witness

70%

71%

50%

0,7

3

Greenpeace International

49%

50%

0,8

4

350.org 

61%

63%

17%

1,1 

5

Sightsavers International

51%

50%

35%

2,0

6

Skateistan

52%

56%

33%

2,3

7

CIVICUS

77%

75%

83%

2,4 

8

Plan International

47%

49%

3,6

9

The B Team

63%

62%

0%

10

Pact 

62%

59%

31%

4,4 

11

Frontline Aids

73%

83%

50%

5

12

WeMove Europe

59%

70%

0%

5,4 

13

EngenderHealth

47%

59%

50%

7,0 

14

Christian Aid

52%

50%

60%

7,5 

15

Norweigan Refugee Council

40%

47%

8,5

The Nature Conservancy

53%

47%

29%

8,5

16

HelpAge 

49%

48%

8,6

International Planned Parenthood Federation

75%

67%

8,6

17

CARE International

39%

47%

8,7

18

Wikimedia Foundation

47%

62%

30%

8,8

19

Room to Read

70%

61%

43%

9,1

World Vision International

43%

45%

47%

9,1

20

Oxfam International

63%

55%

9,7

21

BRAC International

71%

61%

9,9

22

Mercy Corps

70%

60%

40%

10,0

23

Restless Development

46%

64%

10,1

24

AMREF Health Africa 

42%

44%

11 

25

VSO -Voluntary Service Overseas

39%

54%

43%

13,3

26

Transparency International

56%

45%

22%

13,9

27

Democracy Reporting International

56%

47%

14,2

 

 

Rank

Organisation

Women on staff

Women in Leadership

BIWoC of women Leadership

FAIR SHARE Index

28

DRC -Danish Refugee Council

39%

65%

19,0

29

EEB – European Environmental Bureau

65%

47%

4%

19,3 

30

The One Acre Fund

43%

37%

60%

19,4

Friends of the Earth

78%

58%

19,4 

31

Human Rights Watch

70%

51%

29%

19,8 

32

IRC – International Rescue Committee

48%

39%

11%

21,2

33

Ashoka

70%

50%

33%

22,1

34

 Habitat for Humanity

66%

47%

22,4

Partners in Health 

70%

48%

26%

22,4

35

The Overseas Disability Charity

70%

47%

13%

24,2

36

Change.org

70%

46%

83%

25,8

37

Article 19

68%

48%

38%

27,2

38

Search for Common Ground

70%

45%

15%

28,5 

39

Save the Children International

70%

45%

10%

28,7 

40

ONE

68%

43%

39%

31,2

41

CBM – Christoffel-Blindenmission

53%

34%

31,9

 

Can more women leaders bring all the change we need?

 At FAIR SHARE we believe that data is an important tool to make certain aspects of our societies tangible and visible – for example, when it comes to equitable representation in our sector. At the same time, the transformation the sector needs will require more than just women in decision-making positions: we need to reimagine the understanding of leadership itself.

That’s why we advocate for Feminist Leadership, which offers guiding principles for this process and acts as a valuable tool for power analysis.

To learn more and explore what Feminist Leadership can mean for you or your organisation, follow the link below.

Rank
Organisation
Women on Staff
Women in Leadership
BIWoC of women Leadership
FAIR SHARE Index

42

Sierra Club

70%

43%

58%

32,7

43

Amnesty International

65%

38%

35,6 

44

ActionAid International

70%

50%

100%

36,7

45

SOS Children’s Villages

70%

40%

30%

38,6

46

Islamic Relief Worldwide

31%

20%

100%

39,4 

47

ACTED

70%

38%

11%

39,9

48

Finn Church Aid

70%

47%

0%

40,0

49

Landesa

70%

38%

0%

41,7

50

Reporters Without Borders

61%

36%

20%

45,1

51

Red Cross, International Committee

70%

35%

11%

46,9

52

MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières

70%

40%

33%

49,0

53

Concern Worldwide

70%

40%

13%

49,3

54

Action Against Hunger

70%

29%

33%

54,8

55

Catholic Relief Services

70%

27%

33%

55,6

56

ADRA International

50%

17%

67%

59,4

 

Curious to see more of the data?

In addition to the Monitor ranking, we have put together a report with our analysis of the data.