Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Lack of gender diversity at executive committee level, research finds - ECONOMIA

by Sinead Moore
Originally published: July 18, 2016
Publisher: Economia.icaew.com/

The number of senior female executives at executive committee level has not increased in over two years in FTSE 100 businesses

The number of women in large corporates is increasing at all levels except at the executive committee level where it has remained virtually static at 17% for more than two years, according to research by the Cracking the Code team, a collaboration between KPMG, Why Women Work, YSC and the 30% Club.

The number of women holding roles in the ranks immediately below the executive committee has increased by 2% to 25% in 2016.

Melanie Richards, vice chair at KPMG said, “While businesses are making progress at boardroom level and below, there remains a clear bottleneck for women at executive committee level. This must be overcome if women are to advance in business.”