Tokyo Chamber of Commerce Research announced the results of the 9th “National Women President” survey on December 9th. The company extracted and analyzed female presidents (including directors such as hospitals and co-ops) from the management information (including private companies) of about 3.79 million companies held by the company.
Number of female presidents increased 1.5 times over 5 years
The number of female presidents nationwide in 2018 was 454,961, up 10.4% from the previous year (411,969). Compared to 2014 (310,000), it increased 1.5 times in 5 years. The composition ratio also rose 1.9 points from 11.5% in 2014 to 13.4% in 2018.
By industry, “services and others” such as the restaurant industry was the largest at 46.3%, followed by “real estate” at 14.0% and “retail” at 12.2%.
By university of origin, Nihon University (414 students) ranked first for nine consecutive years. Below, Tokyo Women's Medical University (317 people) was second, followed by Keio University (311 people), and third place was the same as the previous year. In the national and public universities, the University of Tokyo (138 people) was in the top ten in 9th place.
By prefecture, Tokyo ranked 115,764 (up 10.6% year-on-year) for the ninth consecutive year. This was followed by 41,588 people in Osaka Prefecture, 28,453 people in Kanagawa Prefecture, 24,433 people in Aichi Prefecture, and 20,515 people in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Looking at the female president of “per female population” by prefecture, Tokyo was the top with 1,649, followed by Okinawa with 1,046, Yamanashi with 930, Osaka with 908, and Oita with 779. . On the other hand, the fewest were 370 people in Niigata Prefecture.
The national average of the ratio of female presidents, which compares the number of companies and the number of female presidents, was 13.4%, an increase of 0.4 points from the previous year (13.0%). By prefecture, 13 prefectures exceeded the national average, the highest being 20.6% of Okinawa. On the other hand, the lowest was 8.7% in Niigata Prefecture.