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FTSE 100 should aim for more women at board level

August 2012

A proposal by Lord Davies of Abersoch that at least 25% of the directors of FTSE 100 companies should be women by 2015 (EP, April 2011, p3) is on track, according to a recent review of British boardrooms by BoardWatch. At the time of the UK government-commissioned review, around 12% of directors of the top companies were women. Since then the number has grown by 4.2%, with women taking 44% of all board appointments since 1 March. Women make up 44% of the board at drink maker Diageo, 38% at fashion retailer Burberry and 33% at global publisher Pearson. To meet the target set by Lord Davies, a further 91 women need to find board seats by 2015.

Boardwatch | UK & NI Ireland | Equality


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