Rise in female execs seen in BIS figures
Wed, 25 Jul 2012
The proportions of female members on FTSE100 and FTSE250 boards were 16.7% and 10.9% respectively at the end of 2011, up from 12.5% and 7.8% in 2010.
This is according to figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Lord Davies, who launched a review into ‘Women on Boards’ last year, says he is “very pleased to see the progress that has been made".
The BIS figues also show that since March of this year women have made up 44% of newly-appointed FTSE 100 board directors and 40% of those in the FTSE 250.
However, as previously reported by recruiter.co.uk
, the raw data on its own does not give the full story
on boardroom gender equality.