Tags: women on boards

The 2014 Cranfield Female FTSE board report launched today (26 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…

European Union votes in favour of 40% women on boards

Main elements of the draft law: If a publicly listed company in Europe does not have 40% of women among its non-executive board members, the new law will require it to introduce a new selection procedure for board members which gives priority to qualified female candidates. The law places the emphasis firmly on qualification. Nobody will get a job on…

Urge to overcome the ‘Hiring people like me’ bias

New figures showing the number of female directors in British boardrooms has reached its highest level suggest some of our largest companies are embracing the business benefits of diversity. With more organisations recognising the associated benefits of a diverse workforce, mandatory quotas could become redundant, says Hays, the leading recruiting expert. In the latest Hays…