Here’s our weekly look at which ASX small cap directors are buying or selling their own stock (week of Oct 8):

There were only two small cap directors on millionaire’s row last week but — as a pleasant change — one was a woman.

Women make up a tiny proportion of ASX small cap director trades.

It’s a factor that reflects the hundreds of small cap boards — yes, hundreds — that are haven’t yet considered the other 50 per cent of the talent pool.

This week Christine Parkes became a millionaire after Total Face Group (ASX:TFG) bought her company for 51.7m shares, worth $2.6m.

But did Total Face acquire Ms Parkes, or was it the other way around? Ms Parkes is now CEO and managing director of the listed company, which is worth about $13.8m.

Of the 30-odd million-dollar deals we’ve noted in this column over the past two months three have been made by women.

>> Scroll down for a list of notable ASX small cap director trades last week

In September Dawn Edmonds pocketed $1.5m in September selling Rhipe (ASX:RHP) shares and Carol Zhang director accepted $2m worth of stock in lieu of debt at Vango Mining (ASX:VAN).

And now back to #himtoo.

Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) boss Mike Veverka last week exercised 150,000 options with a 29c strike price.

The stock was trading at $7.46 on Friday. He came out $2.1m up after selling just under 300,000 shares.

Mr Ververka made some large purchases in June and September in the Internet lottery company by exercising options, and started selling in late September.

Avenira (ASX:AEV) directors David Mimran, Timothy Cotton and Farouk Chaouni have between them spent $1.3m in the miner, after companies they wholly control bought into a capital raising to support its Senegal phosphate project.

Mr Cotton and Mr Chaouni together own most or all of Vulcan Phosphates and Baobab Group, while Mr Chaouni owns Tablo Corp.

They are part of a massive seven-person board — the company is only worth $18m — as the three men control 44.14 per cent of Avenira.

One to watch is Alex Waislitz at Thorney Technologies (ASX:TEK).

While last week’s purchase wasn’t large, he has made a flurry of purchases in the tech investor since the end of September.

It’s diversion from his usual form: Thorney backdoor listed on to the ASX in 2016 and Mr Waislitz made only one trade a year until September 24 this year.

In three smallish trades, Mr Waislitz bought 525,000 shares, all for 24c each, or a total of $124,164.

He owns 22.3 per cent of Thorney.

Here’s a list of notable ASX small cap director trades made last week:

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ASX codeCompanyDirectorChangeDateVolume$WhereTotal holdings controlled
CAYCanyon ResourcesPhillip GallagherBuyOct 55m410000Exercise options12.4
CAYCanyon ResourcesPhillip GallagherSellOct 52.4m410000Off market7.4m
GMYGoldfields MoneySimon LyonsBuySept 17298,000387400Placement929,333
MNYMoney 3Scott BaldwinSellOct 2180,938402663On market4.4m
AEVAveniraFarouk ChaouniBuyOct 833.3m666666Placement14m
AEVAveniraDavid MimranBuyOct 833.3m666666Placement225.6m
AEVAveniraTimothy CottonBuyOct 833.3m666666Placement14m
EOSElectro Optic SystemsIan DennisSellOct 585,025266086On market290,180
BNRBrainchipSteven LiebeskindBuyOct 9900,000108000Convert performance rights11.6m
BNRBrainchipLouis DiNardoBuyOct 92m$280,000Convert performance rights15m
BNRBrainchipAdam OsseiranBuyOct 9900,000108000Convert performance rights9.3m
BYEByron EnergyWilliam SackBuyOct 51.7m452000Exercise options3.6m
ENMEuro ManganeseMarco RomeroBuyOct 2,3,4916,000215735On market9.3m
GBZGBM ResourcesPeter ThompsonBuyOct 910m500000Placement24.2m
GBZGBM ResourcesNeil MorrisBuyOct 910m500000Placement24.1m
TFGTotal Face GroupChristine ParkesBuyOct 851.7m2586277Acquisition51.7m
TEKThorney TechnologiesAex WaislitzBuyOct 975,68718164On market57.4m
JINJumbo InteractiveMike VeverkaBuyOct 3150,000525000Exercise options9.5m
JINJumbo InteractiveMike VeverkaSellOct 3294,2322317069On market9.4m
5GN5G NetworksAlbert CheokBuyOct 10250,000150000Debt conversion to equity2.5m
FDMFreedom Oil and GasNigel SmithBuyOct 9,10,111m182980On market6m
IODIODMMark ReillyBuyOct 910m140000Off market33.3m