Economy Why boardrooms badly need more women power Updated : March 07, 2019 11:47 PM IST Women tend to do their homework for board meetings more thoroughly than men and do not hesitate to ask tough questions. In 2017, women held only 15 percent of board director seats worldwide, a small increase from 12 percent in 2015. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.