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More women needed in UK boardrooms

The Home Secretary says that companies and customers miss out when not enough female candidates are appointed to boardroom roles in the UK. Theresa May has promised to help more women get on the boards of top UK companies.

UK’s top companies need more women directors

 Find out about public board vacancies

At present just 12.2 per cent of FTSE 100 directors are women, and a quarter of FTSE 100 companies don’t have a single woman board member. But these companies could get a better understanding of what their customers want and need by adding women to their boards.

Theresa May, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality, has promised to work closely with the private sector to help more women get on the boards of top UK companies.

She said, "The best person should always be the one who gets the job. If we’re going to make sure this happens, we need to work together to break down the barriers that keep women out of the boardroom."

May also invited companies that have women in their boards to come forward and share how they attracted women to senior roles without compromising on quality.

Public appointments

If you’re a woman and would like to find out about vacancies on the boards of UK public bodies, follow the link below. At the Public Appointments website, you can sign up to get information about boardroom vacancies in public bodies, and search for current vacancies near you.


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