Survey Report

Gender diversity in the boardroom: reach for the top

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Gender diversity in the boardroom: reach for the top

Published February 2015

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Improving the female balance of senior talent remains a key challenge for organisations across the economy.  Survey findings reveal that the proportion of female employees decreases with seniority in two-thirds (67%) of organisations and just three in ten (31%) have taken action to improve the gender diversity of their board.

The report explores HR practitioners’ perspectives on gender diversity in the boardroom and offers practical strategies for improving female representation at the top of organisations. 

"HR professionals believe that there are a number of wide-ranging
benefits associated with having a good gender balance in the boardroom."

Content of the report

Foreword

Executive summary

1 The benefits of gender diversity in the boardroom
2 Voluntary targets for executive and non-executive directors
3 Mandatory quotas – yes or no?
4 Gender diversity in the workforce
5 Strategies for improving gender diversity in boardrooms
6 A broad perspective on boardroom gender diversity

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