Female FTSE Board Report 2017: Women on boards, back on track?
© 2017 The Authors
This year we have seen the percentage of women on FTSE 100 boards rise to almost 28% (27.7%) after a year of stagnation. Over the past 12 months, turnover of board directors has been low (12.5%), but the proportion of new appointments going to women has hit the target of at least 1:3. This means that we could be within reach of 33% women on FTSE 100 boards by 2020 as long as the momentum is maintained. Progress continues also on the FTSE 250 which has risen to almost 23% (22.8%). Here there needs to be a greater push in order to meet the target of 33% by 2020. The percentage of women holding FTSE 100 non-executive (NED) positions is at an all-time high of 33%, but the percentage of women holding executive directorships remains low at just under 10%. This year six women hold chair positions and a further 14 hold Senior Independent Directorships on the FTSE 100.
This is the final version of the report. Available from Cranfield University via the link in this record.
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