Teikoku Databank has recently announced the results of the "National and Female President Analysis Survey (2020)". Based on the company's database as of the end of April 2020, the survey extracted and analyzed companies with women as presidents from about 1.16 million companies excluding sole proprietors, non-profit companies, and public interest corporations.
The number of female presidents by university of origin, the number one is Nihon University
The ratio of female presidents at the end of April 2020 was 8.0%, leveling off for the first time in 20 years. Although it increased by 3.5 points from 1990 (4.5%) 30 years ago, the ratio of female presidents remains below 10%.
Looking at the age distribution, "70-74 years old" (15.7%) was the largest, followed by "65-69 years old" (13.7%) and "60-64 years old" (13.0%). Regarding the background of inauguration, “family succession” (50.6%) was outstandingly high, but it decreased slightly from the previous year (50.8%). In addition, the highest number of new founders was the "founder" (62.9%).
When I looked up the university where the female president came from, the first place was "Nihon University" (236 students), which returned to the top position for the first time in three years. In the following, "Keio University" (234), "Waseda University" (220), "Aoyama Gakuin University" (177), followed by private universities in the Tokyo metropolitan area. In addition, at Japan Women's University, “Japan Women's University” (164 students) took the lead.
Looking at the ratio of female presidents by prefecture, “Okinawa Prefecture” (11.3%) had the highest ratio, maintaining the top position for eight consecutive years. In the following, “Tokushima Prefecture” (11.0%), “Aomori Prefecture” (10.9%), “Saga Prefecture” (10.4%), “Nara Prefecture” (10.1%), followed by more than 10% in the top 5 prefectures. In addition, the prefectures of China, Shikoku, and Kyushu/Okinawa were prominent, and the ratio of female presidents was generally high in the west of Kinki.
On the other hand, the lowest was "Gifu Prefecture" (5.3%), which was the lowest in Japan for 11 consecutive years. This was followed by "Aichi Prefecture" (6.1%), "Shiga Prefecture" and "Nagano Prefecture" (6.2% each).