The number of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies has risen
The 2014 Cranfield Female FTSE board report, launched on 26th March, reveals that the number of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies has risen to 20.7% (from 17.3% in 2013) and 15.6% on FTSE 250 boards (from 13.3% in 2013).
There are now just two FTSE 100 companies with all male boards, a considerable turnaround from 2011 when one in five boards were all male. The FTSE 250 now has 48 all male boards down by well over half on three years ago.
Professor Susan Vinnicombe OBE, report author and Director of the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders commented: “Whilst it is extremely encouraging to see the overall figures moving in the right direction, and the 25% target in sight, the issue still remains that women are not being appointed to executive positions, despite there being a wealth of suitable candidates.”