Women on Boards

March 14, 2011
The recent UK Government-commissioned report chaired by Lord Davies of Abersoch on the representation of women on corporate boards sets out practical recommendations aimed at addressing the current gender imbalance. The report notes that the under-representation of women on corporate boards means companies are unable to draw from the widest range of talent but does not endorse the use of quotas to force changes, although the possibility of future government intervention remains. This update examines the report’s findings.