The government must be more proactive in order to help end sex discrimination in the UK's business sector, an expert has said.
According to Marla Nelson, founder of campaign group WomEnterprise, boardroom inequality continues to represent a major issue in Britain that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance must continue to pay a great deal of attention to eradicating.
Recently (February 24th 2011), Lord Davies of Abersoch produced an independent review into the level of female representation on boards in the UK and stated that the boardrooms of organisations listed on the FTSE 100 share index should be made up of a minimum of 25 per cent women.
While Ms Nelson noted that this is definitely a "step in the right direction", she insisted that further action is required to make sure that such recommendations are "actually achieved".
"Companies can't just hope that by default more women will start to access board positions," she added.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett