FTSE 100 on track with gender targets

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.”