DISCUSSION Women in UK Boardrooms at a Glacial Pace: Do We Care?

by Luke Robinson _______26th March 2014
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by Margaret Heffernan

The proportion of women in British boardrooms now stands at around 21% and you may be sure that many (including, inevitably, Vince Cable) will find this a cause at celebration. The Davies Commission in 2011 set as its target for 2015 25% female representation so the idea that this bashful goal might actually be met suggests progress. I’m not so sure.

Research by Tomorrow’s Company paints a more complex and concerning picture. For women truly to be regarded as equals in the workplace requires more than meeting a pusillanimous target – a goal which, in itself, may not be a reliable marker for female progress overall…

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