A third of boardroom positions should be held by women, UK firms told

by Julia Kollewe and Shane Hickey - Oct 29, 2015 - courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd. — 

Gender equality report by Mervyn Davies will set new target for FTSE 100 firms of 33% female board members by 2020.

At least a third of boardroom positions at Britain’s biggest companies should be held by women by the end of the decade, according to a report, although it does not recommend that quotas are imposed.

The government-backed report from Lord Mervyn Davies, who has been championing gender equality in the boardroom, shows that FTSE 100 companies have exceeded the target of having 25% women on their boards – more than doubling the number in 2011 when the target was setread more...