CEO looking out of office window

24 February, 2021

Hampton-Alexander report highlights lack of women on executive teams

The latest report from the Hampton-Alexander Review on the progress of women in UK boardrooms—with targets happily reached and exceeded—offers much to celebrate. But there is no mistaking its note...
Sun rising behind a group of business people

22 February, 2021

Diversity milestone as FTSE 350 bids farewell to all-male boards (again)

A significant milestone has been reached in the journey to increase diversity in UK boardrooms: all-male boards in the FTSE 350 have disappeared. The news comes after a count by the 30% Club, a gro...
woman and man scaling ladders with different sized rungs

24 September, 2020

Gender diversity on boards pays dividends—but inequality persists

Some of the UK’s biggest companies stand accused of failing to reach gender board diversity targets in circumstances that could seriously damage both organisational reputations, and the opportunitie...
Colleagues on laptop in light, airy office

24 August, 2020

Why is there a progress gap between FTSE gender and ethnicity targets?

This year we just reached the Hampton–Alexander Review’s target for female directors in the FTSE 350; next year, we are very much on course to badly miss the Parker Review’s target for directors...
non-executive directors waiting for an interview

8 July, 2020

Axa introduces 33% gender diversity target for investee companies

A reminder that despite a global pandemic other critical issues remain front of mind—among them gender diversity in the boardroom. Axa Investment Management, the €804bn French fund manager, has...
Diverse board members in boardroom

19 May, 2020

McKinsey diversity report highlights growing performance risk

There is a stark warning in the McKinsey report on diversity in business. Those companies that are the least gender diverse are 19% more likely to underperform on profitability. That’s up on the 15%...
boardroom, board executives

2 March, 2020

FTSE firms given written warning over gender diversity

Almost a fifth of FTSE 350 companies begin work this week wondering how they will address a lack of gender diversity on their boards and in their senior management.
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10 February, 2020

FTSE 100 hits target on female board directors—but challenges remain

The drive to increase the number of women in boardrooms may have reached a milestone of success, but companies have also been warned that the latest research has found a “concerning lack” of women...
Boardroom meeting with diverse board members

15 October, 2019

How companies can develop more diverse boardrooms

Diversity is well-established on the boardroom agenda—but many boards are still far from diverse. The number of women on FTSE 100 boards reached 30.2% in 2018, according to the third report of th...
ICSA, Denise Wilson, gender diversity

9 July, 2019

Hampton-Alexander CEO warns of ‘challenge to shift attitudes’ on gender diversity

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