Scotland Tonight: How can women be better represented in boardrooms?
Women make up 52% of the Scottish population but only 35% of board positions are filled by them.
Efforts to boost the number of women playing a part in public life were put under the microscope on Tuesday.
Women currently make up 52% of the Scottish population, but they are vastly under-represented in boardrooms.
Among public sector bodies, 35% of board positions are now filled by women — and that is after efforts to increase their presence.
The Scottish Government is aiming for 40% and, while ministers say they are making progress, opposition parties say the targets are being missed.
Scotland Tonight was joined by Caroline Donaldson, who runs Women on Board initiatives for the Institute of Directors Scotland, headhunter Douglas Kinnaird and Emma Ritch, executive director of the gender equality campaign group Engender.