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Female representation on UK boards is at 40%, with SA not too ...


Female representation on UK boards is at 40%, with SA not too far behind

In the UK there has been a more than 25% increase in a decade, says report, but ‘there’s room for improvement’


Women now make up nearly 40% of the boards of Britain’s biggest 100 companies, compared with just 12.5% a decade ago, with recommendations in place to enable more female representation in top management, a government-backed report says.

Researchers reviewed women’s representation in about 24,000 positions in firms on Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100, mid-cap FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 indices.

This puts Britain in second place globally, up from fifth in 2020, and just behind France, which has a nearly 44% representation, according to the report...

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