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ML - top tier GBS© of NIFTY Media companies

release date - May 08, 2020

WIth a 20 per cent composite Top Tier Gender Balance, NIFTY Media companies are WAKING UP  (a step better than the NIFTY 50 that was still SNOOZING)

  • Not a single overall BALANCED company on the NIfty Media Index but the overall Top Tier Gender Balance is at least 10% higher than that of NIFTY 50

  • While progress on Gender Balance remains fragile with majority of companies on the Nifty Media Index still showing a low Gender Balance on the Leadership Team, the fact that about 35 percent companies achieved the STRIVING rank, strengthening of Gender Balance is possible with additional effort in the medium term

  • Only ONE out of 28 top positions (MD/CEO and Board Chair) is held by a woman while male leaders occupy remaining positions (Request Access to the RSquare Directory of Experts & Leaders for information on Leaders - women & men in the media & entertainment industry)

  • With an overall 22 per cent Gender Balance NIFTY Media Boards have a lot of ground to cover yet. Almost 43% companies on the list are WAKING UP on Gender Balance while 28.5 percent companies are still SNOOZING with an average of a poor 8 per cent Gender Balance on their Boards

the top tier gender balance scorecard of NIFTY Media companies

NIFTYMedia top tier GB Data

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NiftyMedia Board Scorecard

the gender balance of NIFTY Media Boards | STRIVING to Balance

GB Insights on NIFTYMedia

Still looking for a BALANCED Top Tier | Just ONE REACHING there, but not there yet

There is NO company among the NIFTY Media with a BALANCED ranking across all 3 segments of the Top Tier

Board of Directors, Leadership Team (LT) & the Composite Top Tier

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Balance is still a far cry _ top tier ac
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Leaders of the league - but still far from Balanced

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Top Tier GBS | NIFTYMedia

None of the NIFTY Media companies have a Balanced Top Tier

At an average Composite Top Tier Gender Balance Score of

20 per cent, NIFTY Media is WAKING UP

Far from BALANCED but at least one is RE
  • 57% companies are WAKING UP (a ranking that represents the composite Top Tier Gender Balance of 10 - 20%)

  • 28.6% companies are STRIVING to reach Gender Balance

  • 7% are still SNOOZING (the lowest ranking in the scorecard identifying companies with less than 10% gender balance in their composite Top Tier)

the GB Scorecard you are reviewing is a TopTier GB Scorecard of companies. If you are a conscious decision maker interested in harnessing the power of gender balance for your firm, you can have your firm's ML - GBS (Prime) delivered - a scorecard on how you are doing on gender balance and where the gaps are. A 75 attribute evaluation of your firm's gender balance across board of dirrectors , leadership  & workforce, policies & practices, community investments/CSR, supplier, partner & customer analytics, hiring actions and data disclosures. Interested in evaluating a potential investee firm or evaluating a partner

NIFTY Media companies STRIVING to achieve Board Balance with an average Boards Gender Balance at 22 per cent

Boards GBS | NIFTYMedia
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the only BALANCED Board amongst NIFTY Media

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WoB | Nifty Media

struggling to make space  | still no room for more than 3 women

regulations in place, numbers remain closer to the floor than the ceiling 

the gap remains very wide

half of NIFTY Media now has at least 2 women on their Boards

NIFTY Media - by number of women on Boar
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Women on Boards of NIFTY Media companies

Balance is still far. NIFTY Media still struggling to make space for women in the leadership team. Limited Progress but fragile with more than 86% companies yet to reach 30% Gender Balance

Overall Leadership Team Gender Balance stands at

19 per cent - WAKING UP

Leadership Team | NIFTYMedia

Majority of NIFTY Media STRIVING for balance in their leadership team

the chart toppers

1 BALANCED           1 REACHING              2 STRIVING

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Nifty Media League Toppers - A Balanced

one third of NIFTY Media SNOOZING on gender balance in their leadership team


In December 2019, we had released the NIFTY50 Gender Balance Scorecard that apart from other insights also showed that the media & entertainment industry in India was (along with the construction industry) lagging behind most of the other sectors in terms of gender balance across its top tier. In the section below we present a comparison between the NIFTY Media on NIFTY 50 in the 3 core aspects that the Top Tier GB looks at - the balance on Boards, the leadership team and the composite Top Tier

while companies on both Nifty50 & Nifty Media are far from  Balanced
Nifty Media is WAKING UP compared to a SNOOZING Nifty50

Nifty50 Vs Nifty Media

NIFTY Media reflects similar Board Balance as NIFTY 50

Nifty Media has a median LT Gender Balance of 0.21 compared to a 0.04 median LT GB SCore of NIFTY 50 

Gender Balance on Boards  - Nifty50 Vs N
Gender Balance of Leadership Team - Nift

Nifty50 Top Tier GB Score (median) 0.09 compared to 0.19 of the NIFTY Media 

Top Tier Gender Balance - Nifty50 Vs Nif

Apart from Balance on Boards, NIFTY Media does better than NIFTY 50 on Top Tier Gender Balance with a sharp difference of close to 17% on Leadership Team Gender Balance. 


ML-TopTier GBS© of NIFTY Media companies

  • the companies included in this ML-TopTier GBS© Scorecard of NIFTY Media are part of the Nifty Media Index (as of May 05, 2020)

  • The NIFTY Media Index is designed to reflect the behavior and performance of the Media & Entertainment sector including printing and publishing in India (source - NSE)

  • the gender balance score & rating was calculated using myrna labs proprietary TopTier GBS© methodology

  • Data for this scorecard is based on information provided by the companies in their annual filing, data is also assimilated from their websites & press statements; third party sources including reports aggregated by myrna labs over the course of the calendar year from a wide range of periodicals & websites in India and other parts of the world

  • The top tier gender balance is a weighted average of the board gender balance & the leadership team gender balance. Gender Balance of Board of Directors is given a 35% weight while that of the Leadership Team gets a 65% weight in the Composite Top Tier Gender Balance score calculation. This weightage is specific to the Top Tier Gender Balance Score calculation of companies listed on stock exchanges/public limited companies.

  • The leadership team includes the executive committee or management council if identified by the company, CXOs and positions reporting to the CEO. The research team also looks at job profiles and public positioning of iindividuals & roles by the company, organograms when available to arrive at a list of members of the leadership team of the company. The leadership team definition used for the Top Tier GB SCore is structured to include understanding on the next line of leadership in the company and assess the fragility of progress if any.  

  • this scorecard only reflects the top tier/leadership gender balance and should not be interpreted as a comprehensiive gender balance scorecard of the firm (the gender balance scorecards are offered in three formats - top tier GBS©, firm GBS© & Prime GBS©)

  • unless specifically mentioned the gender balance scorecard refers to the Indian entity of any firm that may be listed here and has entities in multiple countries

  • Data until May 01, 2020 was included in the analysis

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