The Barometer of Gender Diversity in Governing Bodies in Europe looks at 16 stock exchanges that make up the STOXX Europe 600, among them the FTSE 100. According to the barometer, compiled by Ethics & Boards, a governance adviser, and ecoDa, the European body for institutes of directors, only 24.3% of executives across Europe are women. When it comes to the most senior role of chief executive, the position worsens. Only 9% of FTSE 100 CEOs are women; the proportion in Europe is 7.7%. When UK boards are taken as whole, 15% still have no female executives at all, marginally better than the 18% in Europe.
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