1. British Boardrooms are Still too White and Ethnic Diversity is 20 years Behind Gender Diversity

    British Boardrooms are Still too White and Ethnic Diversity is 20 years Behind Gender Diversity

    There are more women than ever before in UK boardrooms, according to a major new report from headhunter Spencer Stuart — but ethnic diversity is still a huge issue. The Board Index 2015, launched on Monday, the number of women chairing FTSE 150 companies has risen by 5 since 2013, taking the total to 7. The findings may be broadly positive, but two of the UK's most senior businesswomen were ...

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    1. Of course it is real progress, but we are certainly not in a position to say
    2. In percentage terms, BAME representation on boards today is at the level of female representation in 1998.
    3. The female executive pipeline of talent is simply too slim to sustain the progress of the last five years.
    4. They just search in this golden circle around London, they never look out to Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds.
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