The percentage of public appointments made to women: the government aims to raise the proportion of women appointed to public boards to 50% by 2015.
Public appointments are ministerial appointments to the boards of public bodies. They are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
This data covers new appointments made in this period by UK ministers, but not reappointments or appointments made by Welsh government ministers.
The government published a policy paper about increasing diversity in public appointments in 2013, with the aspiration by 2015 half of all new appointees to the boards of public bodies will be women.