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Hampton-Alexander Review – Mid Year Press Release June 2018
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Hampton-Alexander Review – May 2018 Press Release
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Women On Boards: Progress Made But Plenty More To Do
The HR Director (23 August 2018)
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Bendigo Agencies Seeking To Boost Board Diversity
Bendigo (22 August 2018)
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Women on Bank Boards Lift Performance But Only If There Are Enough
Bloomberg (16 August 2018)
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Those Still Questioning Value of Women May Soon Exit Board Scene’: Newly Listed Boards Show Positive Trend For Appointing Women
Women’s Agenda (16 August 2018)
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Clare Laxton: We Are Still a Sector of Women, Led by Men
Third Sector (7 August 2018)
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Women CEO’s And The Hard Path To The Board
Financial Times (7 August 2018)
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California Could be the First US State to set Quotas for Women on Boards
Quartz (6 August 2018)
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First Women’s Private Club Appoints Chief. Guess What? He’s A Man
The Daily Telegraph (6 August 2018)

Women-only Network Appoints Male Chairman
BBC (6 August 2018)
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Britain's First All-Women Members Club Attacked By Business Leaders After Hiring Male Chairman:
The Daily Telegraph (5 August 2018)
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Board Innovation, Learning and Networks
Fidelio (2 August 2018)
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Private-Equity Boys’ Clubs Finally Realize They Need Women on Boards
The Street (1 August 2018)
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Name-And Shame Approach Puts More Women on Singapore Boards
Bloomberg (31 July 2018)
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Sturgeon Wants Law to Put Women on Company Boards
The Times (29 July 2018)
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Number Of Women On State Boards Hits All-Time High
Irish Examiner (29 July 2018)
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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Reigns Over Wall Street's Last Boys' Club
The Street (25 July 2018)
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Gender Diversity and Board Quotas
New York Law Journal (25 July 2018)
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FTSE Firms Criticised For 'Woeful' Lack Of Progress As Women Boardroom Numbers Fall By More Than A Fifth
The Telegraph (18 July 2018)
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UK PLC Behind Target For Number of Women on Boards
Financial Times (27 June 2018)
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Why Women in Business Are Good for Charities
Financial Times (25 June 2018)
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Want to Avoid Activist Investors? Recruit More Women Directors
Financial Times (23 June 2018)
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Lessons From Europe: How To Get More Women On Corporate Boards
Fortune (15 June 2018)
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Angry Reaction Over Lack of FTSE Female CFO’s
Financial Director (12 June 2018)
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How To Get Good Women On Boards
The Guardian (5 June 2018)
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UK Fund Boards Exposed For Poor Gender Diversity
Financial News (4 June 2018)
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Drive for More Female Chief Executives Stalls
The Times (3 June 2018)
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Want More Women on Boards? It’s Time To Back A Jane Austen Economy
The Standard (1 June 2018)
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Shareholders Can Do More to Drive Boardroom Diversity
Financial Times (1 June 2018)
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Top 10 worse excuses for not appointing women executives
BBC (31 May 2018)
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‘Most women don’t want the hassle’: Pitiful excuses for male-only boardrooms revealed
Sky News (31 May 2018)
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Sexist bosses at leading Brit businesses use ‘pitiful and patronising’ excuses to keep women out boardrooms, report claims
The Sun (31 May 2018)
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FTSE Firms’ excuses for lack of women in boardrooms ‘pitiful and patronising’
The Guardian (31 May 2018)
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Sexist FTSE bosses using ‘pitiful’ excuses to keep women out of the boardroom, Government review finds
Daily Mail (31 May 2018)
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Our very sad news: Dame Helen Alexander
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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.
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Management’s Missing Women
Sir Philip Hampton & Dame Helen Alexander pen a letter to the Financial Times highlighting gender inequality on our boards.
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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.

“This isn’t right, it isn’t fair and it doesn’t make economic sense. So I want to see this scheme extended to all levels of management and into industries where women are underrepresented.”
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November 2016 Press Release
An independent review is pressing ahead with proposals to ensure talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded.
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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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July 2016 Press Release
Top leaders from some of Britain’s most influential and successful companies are being rallied to help deliver more progress for greater female representation in business, backed by Government support...
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Women are on the march in the City of London – and things are changing fast
It's deadline day for the chief executives of big companies. They have been asked to disclose the gender balance in their leadership teams for the Government’s Hampton-Alexander review into the number of female executives at FTSE 350 firms...
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Sir Philip Hampton and Dame Helen Alexander praise 30% Club’s public call for renewed efforts on board diversity
Today, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Women on Boards Review, have praised the 30% Club’s letter to the FT on 1 August, noting the ‘key role [that] investors play in encouraging FTSE350 companies to increase the number of women on their boards…’
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Lord Davies: FTSE 350 boards should be 33% female by 2020
The recommendations made by Lord Davies in his final report, including a new target for business and a review of the female executive pipeline, was given the full support of government today...
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Only the government can ensure women get on to boards
The UK is a salutary example of what happens when you take the pressure off, writes Sarah Gordon
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Expect more progress on gender balance of boards
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We have extended review focus below board level
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We expect companies to step up their efforts to put more women on boards
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Events

International Women’s Day - March 2018
Warwick Business School along with the Warwick Women's Professional Network celebrated International Women's Day at The Shard
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