Research conducted by Fidelio Partners reveals what it takes to reach the top roles, and succeed, around the boardroom table—for both male and female executives.
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The Davies Review in 2011 identified that there were too few women on corporate boards in the UK. In 2010, only 12.5% of FTSE 100 board roles were held by women. The Review, therefore, threw down the gauntlet to companies and their advisers to do all in their power to close this gap.
Fidelio responded to the challenge. To help women succeed to the top table we undertook research into the attributes of effective board directors.
Our first source was our own observations as a board search firm. We have ample evidence as to which profile types are regularly shortlisted, and which profile types remain on the long-list.
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