Tags: Gender gap

Robert Leeming: Spot the problem with this photograph: Where are all the women?

The news from Paris this weekend, for once, was nothing but good. The vast majority of governments in the world reached a deal to work together to slow down climate change. The Paris pact aims to curb global warning to less than 2C (3.6F) by the end of the current century. President Obama labeled the deal as ‘the best chance we have to save the one planet we have,’ and labeled the deal, which was also signed by some of the world’s biggest polluters such as India and China, as a ‘turning point’ towards a low-carbon future.

Two thirds (64 percent) of UK finance chiefs say there are more opportunities for women to advance through the ranks in finance than at anytime in the last decade. The same can also be said of accounting. The improved levels of opportunity are also increasing and improving the chances of women securing executive board positions.

 

Lord Davies lays down the law:  Women on boards target raised to 33 percent by 2020

Lord Davies has released the third part of his review into female representation at the top-levels of British business. The document has recommended that a third of all boardroom seats should be held by women by 2020. In the past the targets set by Lord Davies have only applied to FTSE100 companies. But now the benchmark has been extended to include all FTSE350 companies.