Improving the Gender Balance on British Boards

November 04, 2015

Lord Davies of Abersoch published on 29 October 2015, a five year review of his 2011 report aimed at improving the gender balance at the top of British business.

There has been a significant improvement in the representation of women in British boardrooms in recent years. The FTSE 350 now has more female board members than ever before, with 550 new female appointments in just over four years. Women’s representation on the boards of the FTSE 100 has more than doubled to 26% in five years (exceeding the 25% target set in 2010) and 19.6% on FTSE 250 boards. There are now no all-male FTSE 100 boards (there were 21 in 2011). However, Lord Davies’ review makes it clear that more needs to be done to bridge the gender gap.

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