13 March 2012
Govt stats show progress towards boardroom equality
Progress is being made towards the goal of ending sex discrimination at the highest levels in the British employment sector, new figures have indicated.
Data released today (March 13th) in the first annual progress report following Lord Davies of Abersoch's landmark Women on Boards investigation has revealed that an increasing number of females are getting jobs in the upper echelons of leading UK firms.
For instance, as of the end of last month, women now account for 15.6 per cent of all directorships in the boardrooms of FTSE 100 companies - a figure that represents an increase on the 12.5 per cent recorded in 2011.
Meanwhile, 27 per cent of all board appointments have been taken up by women - more than double the previous total of 13 per cent - and there are now just 11 all-male boards remaining, compared to 21 this time last year.
Lord Davies commented: "I believe that we are finally seeing a culture change taking place right at the very heart of British business in relation to how women are seen within the workforce."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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