businesswoman, gender, diversity

20 March, 2020

Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

Since 2010, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of female directors in many developed economies. Yet the number of female board chairs has remained very low. Even in Sweden, which leads the w...
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.
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity

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...
women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

15 January, 2019

Gender diversity on UK boards in need of a ‘step change’

November saw the release of the Hampton-Alexander Review 2018, which is a review of FTSE 350 boardrooms and senior leadership teams, by the government. This annual report keeps an eye on the UK’s la...
gender diversity

14 November, 2018

Success for women in the boardroom, but not necessarily as chair or CEO

There’s good news, but also bad news. The good news is that the number of women on FTSE 100 boards has reached a major milestone. The bad news is that the same cannot be said of the number of female...
diversity, BAME

24 September, 2018

Compliance failures and diversity doubts

While the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set a path towards increased focus on boardroom diversity within its new corporate governance code, there is some consternation that its existing guidel...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

31 May, 2018

FTSE 350 bosses give ‘pitiful’ excuses for failing to hit gender targets

“I don’t think women fit comfortably into the board environment” is one of the excuses given by FTSE 350 chairs and CEOs to the team behind the government’s executive gender diversity campaign...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

30 May, 2018

Making a difference through diversity in the boardroom

We believe that better diversity brings economic as well as cultural benefits. The World Economic For...
women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

18 May, 2018

LGIM launches gender diversity fund to promote women on boards

Asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has underlined the importance of women in the boardroom by launching the first "gender orientated fund" to  focus on UK-listed companies...
HSBC

16 March, 2018

HSBC reveals gender pay gap of 60% but pledges to improve diversity

HSBC, one of the UK's most prominent financial institutions, has published an average gender pay gap of 60%. The bank's gender bonus gap is 84%. The bank admitted that it had fewer women in senior ...