|If progress matches the same gains made over the last 3 years, then FTSE 100 companies are on track to meet the 2020 gender boardroom targets.|
New figures from BoardEx show the number of women on boards of FTSE 100 companies now stands at 32.1%, up from 12.5% in 2011.
Meanwhile, FTSE 250 board positions held by women jumped to 27.5%. For FTSE 350 firms the figure is 29.1%.
The number of all-male boards across the FTSE 350 has fallen from 152 in 2011 to just 4!
Those remaining 4 companies with all male boards are: Daejan Holdings, Kainos Group, TR property Investments and Ferrexpo.
Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst said: “These latest figures show there are now
e more women than ever before at the top of UK business, and I want to see companies do all they can to increase the numbers further. Diversity makes good business sense and those who fail to see this as a priority are missing out on the benefits that diverse leadership brings.”