The UK Government recognised the importance of gender diversity in business when the Davies review was launched in 2011, this focused on practical business-led recommendations to address the gender imbalance on the boards of the FTSE 350 companies. The review provided 10 practical recommendations for business. which you can read more about here.
The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards increased from 32% in 2011 to 34.5% in the 12 months up to the 1st June 2020.
Since 2016 the Hampton-Alexander review has built on the progress made in the Davies review and is committed to achieving the 33% target for women on boards and in leadership teams of FTSE 350 companies by 2020.
In the FTSE 350 there remains only 10 All-Male boards which is a significant reduction from 152 All-Male boards in 2011. It’s time to lead the way in shifting the dial