Diversity is not just about gender; it’s about boards being representative in other ways too, according to Carly Chynoweth.
Strength in diversity. Photo: OregonDOT, Flickr.
There was some fanfare in UK boardrooms over the summer when the government announced that FTSE 100 firms had hit the target set for them in February.
Women now hold a quarter of board directorships in FTSE 100 companies. In Europe, at time of writing, it is still unclear whether the European Commission plans to introduce a mandatory gender quota of 40% for every company listed on an EU stock exchange.
However, countries including France, Italy and No
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