Thursday 29 October 2015

UK: Women on boards - five year summary and new recommendations from Lord Davies

In February 2011, Lord Davies published recommendations to increase the proportion of women on FTSE100 boards, with a target for FTSE100 companies of at least 25% female representation by 2015. The recommendations were endorsed by the Government. That target has been met: in a report published today, Lord Davies notes that 26.1% of FTSE100 board positions are occupied by women: see here (pdf). It is also reported that there are now no all male FTSE100 boards.

The report also recommends a new voluntary target for women's representation on FTSE350 boards: a minimum of 33% to be achieved within the next five years. This has been endorsed by the Government: see here.

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