A new review based on women in senior leadership has been unveiled by the government, revealing that the proportion of board appointments in the UK going to women has slumped to its lowest level in five years.
However, this year’s report, conducted by academics at City University London, Cranfield University and Queen Mary University London, also shows that the overall percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased compared to March 2015.
While the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards has increased to 26 percent and to 20.4 percent on the FTSE 250 boards, the rate of progress has slowed since last year.
Between September 2015 and March 2016, the number of female appointments dropped to 24.7 percent – the lowest figure since September 2011.
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So, as an end of term report I read that as, some progress has been made but with more effort we could do better. Look to your laurels next term!
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Posted on July 13th, 2016 by Jane