Just one country beats the UK for boardroom diversity

January 7, 2016 12:26 am Published by

For Britain’s most powerful firms, women in executive positions continue to be about as common as unicorns, new analysis has revealed. Boardroom diversity has soared in recent years, but despite this, not much has changed at executive level. Following Lord Davies’ target for FTSE 100 firms to have 25 per cent women at executive level by the end of 2015, female directors have more than doubled in four years. But the changing face of UK boardrooms is largely down to the large number of women appointed to non-executive roles. Among Britain’s blue-chip firms, three in 10 of these are now held by women. Female executive representation, however, remains below 10 per cent, according to a new study by board advisory... View Article