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GENDER EQUALITY: Achieving diversity across the board

23 September 2011  

Anne Sammon looks at the latest moves aimed at increasing the number of women in senior positions in UK and European companies

In February, Lord Davies published his report, ‘Women on Boards’ (the Davies Report), setting out his recommendations on how to increase female participation on corporate boards. This suggested that, rather than setting quotas, listed companies should have targets for the numbers of women on their boards. While this may have reassured employers who were concerned about the imposition of quotas, recent actions at a European level suggest that, unless there is a significant increase in the number of women at board level, quotas may be forced onto them through European legislation.

 

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