Posts Tagged "FTSE 100"

Quick, What Share of Corporate Directors Are Women?

August 2016. Bloomberg Businessweek shares an interview with Brenda Trenowden, global chair of the 30% Club. She says that the progress made in increasing board gender diversity is not nearly enough. The share of women on boards is currently 26 percent for the FTSE 100, up from 12.5 percent in 2010. Read ...

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Australia: Executive Search Firm Adopts Gender Diversity Code of Conduct

March 2015. Crown & Marks, an executive search firm in Australia, recently announced that it will adhere to a voluntary Code of Conduct in response to Recommendation 8 in the Davies Review on Women on Boards. The code lays out ten principles to guide the company in its promotion of ...

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UK: All FTSE 100 Companies Now Have at Least 1 Woman on the Board

UK mining company Glencove, previously the only FTSE 100 company without any female directors, has elected a woman to its non-executive board.  Now all FTSE 100 companies have at least one woman on the board. "This is a historic day for the FTSE and for the reforms I've been pushing for ...

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Women on Boards: How are the UK’s Biggest Firms Doing?

11/30/12 CIPR: The 30% Club's second anniversary was marked with an event looking at the progress of gender diversity in Britain's boardrooms. Of FTSE 100 companies, the number of female head directorships is up by about 4.5% from the year 2000 to 2012, compared with FTSE 250 companies where the number ...

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UK: The formula for better boards? ‘Younger, female, different’

The Independent cites the latest report by headhunter Bird & Co that promises to be "A blueprint for the next generation of board leadership." This is a detailed critique of the failure of British business to properly train and promote a diverse range of chairmen, which means it takes a good look ...

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UK: More women being appointed in non-executive director roles

Research by the Professional Boards Forum shows that there are still concerns surrounding the number of women being appointed to boards in executive positions. All of these roles in FTSE 100 companies have been filled by men since March 1st. Female representation on boards are coming through appointments in non-executive director ...

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Socialism’s Trojan Horse: “Improved” gender diversity in the boardroom

This Commentary argues against the push for greater inclusion of women on boards in the UK, noting that there are no studies that demonstrate causation as opposed to correlation between more women in the boardroom and better financial performance.  In contrast, the author cites the 2009 University of Michigan study, ...

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30% Club: Industry leaders back growth through diversity

In early July's celebration 30% Club marked over 50 Chairmen signing up to support the 30% Club’s diversity initiative. This represents a milestone in the Club’s history, which set out in 2009 to increase women on UK Corporate boards to 30% through a business-led approach. The event, attended by supporters also celebrated ...

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Companies creating a pipeline of talented women for the boardrooms of tomorrow to be celebrated at Breaking the Mould Awards

Financial Mail launches the prestigious Breaking the Mould Awards in partnership with the 30% Club. The awards will celebrate those companies doing the most to create a pipeline of talented women to fill the boardrooms of tomorrow. Lord Davies of Abersoch, after leading last year’s inquiry into boardroom diversity, recommended that at ...

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UK: Firms face compulsory quotas if they don’t put women in top jobs

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary said that businesses could be hit with compulsory quotas to increase the number of women on boards unless they raise the number voluntarily. He is ready to introduce legal targets if firms had failed to ensure a quarter of executives at board level were female by ...

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