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...
A group of businesswomen in a boardroom

17 August, 2020

Equality pays: the economic and social benefits of women on boards

The traditionally low representation of women in management positions is due to the so-called "glass ceiling", an invisible cultural barrier that prevents the best educated women from holding position...
Team working from home due to Covid-19

28 May, 2020

How will Covid-19 impact diversity in UK business?

Most now agree that we will be entering a "new normal" as we move out of the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. For corporate UK, that may mean pivoted business models being made (semi) permanent a...
Questions, question mark

5 May, 2020

Forget perfect: how to make decisions during uncertain times

Even before Covid-19 we were living in a period of high uncertainty and volatility. Every sector of our economy was, arguably, being disrupted by technological change and/or by cross-border competitio...
CEO looking out of office window

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 targets

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...