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Boost for women in boardroom as companies seek fresh skills [UK]

Author: Lucy Tobin, Independent (UK), Published on: 22 July 2013

Almost half – or 47 per cent – of first-time appointments to the FTSE 350 were female in 2012, compared to just 11 per cent in 2007…However…the drive to see more women on FTSE 100 boards stalled this year. Only 12 per cent of directors appointed in the two months to May were women, down from the 50 per cent rate seen a year ago…Only four out of 34 new directors appointed in the period were female…But some still believe that the target of achieving 25 cent female make-up of FTSE 100 boards by 2015, set two years ago in a government report…could be tough to achieve…[Refers to Barclays, InterContinental Hotels, Lloyds TSB, McDonald’s, Nokia, Sainsbury, Tesco]

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Related companies: Barclays InterContinental Hotels Lloyds McDonald's Nokia Sainsbury's