Improving gender balance in FTSE leadership
We are delighted to report that the third phase of the FTSE Women Leaders Review is underway for 2021, with Government Ministers, corporate sponsors and other business stakeholders continuing to provide valuable support.
The journey to increase the representation of women on boards and in the leadership teams of FTSE 350 companies began in earnest in the UK in 2011, when only 9% of women served on FTSE 350 boards.
Today there are over 34% women on FTSE 350 boards, and around 30% of all leadership roles are occupied by women.
Such progress is a clear indicator of the success of the UK’s independent, voluntary and business-led approach, and efforts of many to harness the skills of women for the benefit of British business.
We would like to thank all companies and stakeholders who have worked hard to improve the gender balance of their boards and leadership teams, as we continue the path to further progress.
2021 Portal Opening
The Portal is now open for the 2021 FTSE Women Leaders Gender data submission.
The Portal will remain open until Tuesday 30 November for companies to submit their data.
The full report on the progress of FTSE 350 boards and their leadership teams, in the aggregate and by an individual company will be published in February 2022.
The Path Ahead
The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP The Rt Hon Liz Truss MP
“This Government is committed to levelling up and bringing opportunity to everyone; and we back business and the business case to achieve greater women’s representation at board and senior executive positions in our leading companies”.
“Never in the history of women in the British workplace has there been a stronger supply of skilled, capable women, ambitious for themselves, and ambitious for their organisations.
It is now for business to fully-utilise a talent pool filled to overflowing with educated, experienced women, to their own benefit and that of the UK economy.”