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CBI responds to the Cranfield Female FTSE Board Report

The report reveals 23.5% of FTSE 100 boards are now female (up from 20.7% last year), with 263 female held directorships across the FTSE 100. The percentage of non-executive directors has increased to 28.5% and women in executive directorships is at an all time high of 8.6%

You can read more about the report here.

Katja Hall, CBI deputy-director general, has responded to the report, saying, “These figures show that Lord Davies’ voluntary approach to increasing diversity in business is working – almost a quarter of positions on FTSE 100 boards being held by women represents significant progress.

“To keep up momentum businesses must now continue to work on building the talent pipeline by supporting more women to take on management roles and helping mothers return to work.

“The Government must allow businesses to take the lead in this agenda, but it can also do more to help by extending free childcare, tackling occupational stereotypes in schools and promoting the benefits of flexible working.”

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