The Minister noted the significant progress that has been made. By June 2021, over 50% of all State Boards met the goal of having at least 40% of both male and female members. At an aggregate level, the picture is even better, with females making up 45% of all members of State Boards. The Minister also reported that in 2020, 54% of all appointments made to State Boards were female, and that for the first quarter of 2021, this figure was 51.5%. This indicates a positive trend towards further progress for the future.