S&P500: Increasing Boardroom Diversity

This report describes the current boardroom composition of S&P 500 companies through comparative data captured between 2017 and 2018, evaluating the progress made and the likelihood of achieving greater diversity in the coming years. The report addresses diversity by gender and age – comparing the degree of diversity seen in accordance to sector. The report […]

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Hampton-Alexander Review: FTSE Women Leaders November 2018

“This is the third report of the Hampton-Alexander Review and on the main measures we use, progress is encouraging. The number of women on FTSE 100 boards has exceeded 30% for the first time, there are more women on the boards of the FTSE 250 companies and women on FTSE 100 Executive Committees has passed […]

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Board Diversity Reporting – September 2018

This report assesses the current extent and manner of reporting by FTSE 350 companies on diversity at board and senior management levels in their annual reports. The findings provide a snap shot of diversity reporting across the FTSE 350, as at 1 March 2018, and show how this has changed over time. The report also […]

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The 20-year Journey on Gender

It’s 20 years since the first woman became chief executive of a FTSE 100 company. After Marjorie Scardino took over as CEO of Pearson others followed and now there are six female chief executives and six female chairs of FTSE 100 companies. It’s still not enough, but things are changing.

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Cranfield FTSE Report Highlights Female Under Representation in Executive Ranks

A report by Cranfield School of Management has criticised the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive echelons of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation on non-executive board positions, the report identifies the lack of women in executive roles on boards of the UK’s leading companies.

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Diverse Boards: Do They Deadlock More?

It’s the new corporate board ideal, a board composed of directors of all different ages, ethnicities, and genders, each with unique expertise to help guide the organization to new heights.But for all the good a diverse board can bring, a new study by a trio of professors says that it can have a surprising—and serious—side […]

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Board Composition: Consider the Value of Younger Directors on Your Board

With the corporate environment evolving in significant ways, many S&P 500 companies have added younger directors to their boards to respond to new business needs. This report from PWC encourages you to take a closer look at your board composition to see if more age diversity would bring value to your company.

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Board Monitor Europe

To provide a picture of the continuing evolution of European boards, Heidrick & Struggles has inaugurated Board Monitor Europe, a projected series of annual reports designed to provide profiles of new independent directors and track changes in those profiles in the coming years.

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Hampton-Alexander Review 2017: Improving Gender Balance in FTSE Leadership

This independent review commissioned by the government, looks at ways to ensure that talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The Hampton-Alexander Review builds on the work of the Davies Review, aiming to increase the number of women on FTSE Boards with an important focus on improving women’s representation in […]

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Korn Ferry Institute: Experience Tells

For this study, Korn Ferry went directly to female directors to learn about the opportunities as well as the barriers they have encountered in board service.

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