22 May 2012
Report: Executive board appointments still mainly male
The vast majority of executive boardroom appointments completed over the course of the last year resulted in males getting the job, a new study has revealed.
Research conducted by Deloitte found that 90 per cent of all such positions have been filled by men during this period, despite government attempts to promote greater levels of gender equality in the UK's employment sector, the Guardian reports.
Carol Arrowsmith, partner in executive compensation at Deloitte, said the fact that just ten per cent of executive roles are going to women is "clearly not very good", as it shows the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance's efforts to improve this situation are not proving overly successful.
"This is an improvement on the overall number of executive positions held by women, which stands at around one in every 20, but it is not enough," she added.
Last year, a government-commissioned report by Lord Davies called on companies to aim for 25 per cent female representation in boardrooms by 2015.
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