Some companies have adopted a “one and done” attitude to female representation on boards, said Denise Wilson in a speech to the ICSA conference.
While the UK approach to boardroom gender diversity is “arguably” one of the most sophisticated in the world, there is still work to be done, according to the chief executive of the Hampton-Alexander Review, the body that campaigns for improved representation of women at the UK’s top companies.
Denise Wilson was speaking to delegates at the annual conference of ICSA: The Governance Institute in London when she made her observations.
Gender diversity in both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350 has improved significantly over recent years. Since 2011 the proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has grown from 12% to almost 29%, while the figure
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