Female CFO with financial data

4 August, 2021

Research reveals benefits of having a female chief financial officer

Much is written about gender differences in boardrooms, the headlines mostly won by discussion of whether female chief executives and non-executives might be at an advantage. New research however sugg...
Women executive with missing rungs on the leadership ladder

28 May, 2021

What works? Achieving gender balance on executive teams

Plaudits have been exchanged recently for meeting the target of 33% female non-executive directors in the FTSE 350 under the Hamp...
Woman thinking in front of city skyline

26 April, 2021

Companies with female directors ‘do better on E&S measures’

Companies perform better on environmental and social (E&S) measures after their boards appoint female directors. So says new research from the Université Paris-Dauphiné. After looking at Fren...
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...
Women in discussion at business meeting

19 February, 2021

AIM and FTSE SMC companies lag behind larger firms on diversity

All-white boards are unlikely to disappear from smaller listed companies for years, according to a new report. Research into the progress of women and ethnic minority directors across the AIM UK 50...
Diverse boardroom team discussing strategy

19 February, 2021

Is it inevitable that the FTSE 350 is ahead on boardroom diversity?

Company Matters’ report, released this week, into diversity on FTSE SmallCap (SMC) and AIM listed company boards shows a familiar picture. Compellingly summarised in its own title
A group of directors in a boardroom

2 December, 2020

Shareholder pressure gets women directors on US boards

Much research has argued the business case for gender diversity on boards. But it is pressure applied by big shareholders that seems to have progressed the cause of women in US boardrooms. New rese...
gender gap

28 October, 2020

Executive gender pay gap diminishes over time—but doesn’t disappear

Gender pay gaps diminish over time as employers learn more about their newly appointed executives. The bad news is that improved knowledge does not remove the executive gender pay gap entirely. Tho...
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...