Tomorrow's Company interviewing: Dame Helen Alexander
Tomorrow’s Company is a not-for-profit think-tank that exists to inspire and enable business to be a force for good. Here, Dame Helen Alexander talks to the organisation about the Hampton Alexander Review, reviewing its successes and discussion its ambitions for the future.
International Women’s Day
We are delighted to see the Chancellor announce investment to back gender equality on today of all days - International Women’s Day.
All three pillars of funding are important, with a significant £20 million sum going to tackle domestic violence and abuse, £5 million to celebrate 100 years of voting rights for women - hard to believe on the one hand it was only a short a time ago that women didn’t have the vote, but on the other that 100 years on we are still have substantial progress to be made on equality for women!
However, it is the £5 million to help both men and women return to work within business and public sector organisations that will boost opportunities and ultimately lead to more women appointed to leadership positions. With 96 million educated women world-wide not in the workplace between the ages of 30 and 54 (KPMG March 2017) - we are confident this investment will help increase the number of women in leadership positions, benefiting of business and the UK economy.
The Prime Minister said:
“Women are driving our economy forward, securing 77% of new jobs last year – and now represent a higher percentage of FTSE Board membership than ever before.
“Returnships are open to both men and women but we should acknowledge that, more often than not, it is women who give up their careers to devote themselves to motherhood, only to find the route back into employment closed off – the doors shut to them.
Building boards with more women
Oct 3, 2016 : The FT’s Sarah Gordon asks Dame Helen Alexander, deputy chair of the Hampton-Alexander Review, how British businesses can increase the number of women on corporate boards.
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