UK boards make ‘excellent progress’ in gender

Ethics & Boards and ecoDa have published the European Gender Diversity Barometer, showing that most UK listed companies have a diverse board. Women make up 40 per cent of the boards of UK FTSE100 companies (compared to 38.9 per cent in the Stoxx Europe 600 index) and 19 per cent of chairs (compared to 11.2 per cent across Europe).

The percentage of women with executive positions in companies has been gradually increasing during the last five years. In the FTSE100, women represent 28 per cent of executive leadership positions (compared to 24.3 per cent across Europe) and 9 per cent of CEOs (compared to 7.7 per cent across Europe).

Alexandra Hall-Chen, principal policy advisor for sustainability, skills, and employment at the IoD, said: “UK boards have made excellent progress in improving female representation in the past decade, and the Barometer demonstrates that the FTSE100 is ahead of the curve on boardroom gender diversity in Europe.”

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