Sophie Bragg
Business Shapers
11 February 2015

Women on boards: the latest

Time is running out to achieve Lord Davies’ target for 25% female representation on FTSE 100 Boards by 2015.  Vince Cable has urged leading UK companies to try harder with their voluntary efforts, and fast, or risk facing European-imposed mandatory quotas.

So how far off Lord Davies’ target are we? Actually, not far at all. Back when his report was published in 2011, the landscape was far bleaker. He quoted statistics from 2010 which revealed women made up just 12.5% of FTSE 100 boards, up from 9.4% in 2004. Roll on four years and the latest figures show women making up 23% of FTSE 100 Boards. Given that the tally has almost doubled since 2010, it must be achievable to hit 25% by the end of 2015, which would seem to represent progress.

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