Oct 29 2015 Tags: stats
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 set. read more...