Improving Gender Equality on Company Boards

Chief executives of FTSE 350 companies are being urged to be transparent about the number of women they have in leadership positions and to hand over data to independent reviewers on increasing female representation in business. Independent Review The call comes after leaders of an independent review into increasing female representation in the senior ranks of the UK’s largest businesses wrote to FTSE 350 companies requesting their latest data for the number of men and women in the executive pipeline. This review is being chaired by Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM. In November 2016 they set a voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies to increase the proportion of women sitting on executive committees and their direct reports to 33% by 2020. Statistics on Gender Representation Statistics published at the time showed just 25% of those positions were occupied by women. The latest statistics on gender representation at the top of bus

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