BBC News has highlighted that more than a third of women now fill the top jobs in the FTSE 350. In just over a decade, where 43% of the FTSE 350 still had all-male boards, there are now 1,026 women (34.3%) representing the FTSE 350 on company boards.
Co-founder of Women in Packaging UK, Jo Stephenson, commented: “In five years, the number of women on boards has doubled – this is excellent news. Companies are now recognising that an inclusive and diverse leadership team is not only better for business, but it is better for workplace culture too. We need to continue this positive upward trend, particularly in male-dominated STEM workplaces, in the years to come by encouraging women to step into these leadership positions knowing they have the confidence, capability and knowledge to do so.”
You can read the full article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56172775