The authors of the 2013 Cranfield Female FTSE board report have expressed concern that after a short period of growth, complacency may again be setting in when it comes to improving the number of women on the boards of the UK’s top companies
The EU has launched a new programme called Equality Pays Off. It aims at supporting the efforts of companies in tackling one of the major challenges of the future – skills shortage – by promoting equality between men and women, thereby reducing the gender pay gap.
The historic legislation of the European Commission sets an objective of a 40% presence of the under-represented sex among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges by 2018 by public undertakings and by 2020 for publicly listed companies.
The survey of 1,000 UK working women between the ages of 18 - 60, revealed that two thirds believe they faced multiple barriers throughout their careers, rather than just a single ceiling on entry to the boardroom.