Board gender parity delayed to 2059 at current pace

Ethnic minorities and women being sidelined

Pedro Gonçalves
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The internal pipeline of female and ethnic minority leaders is declining across the FTSE 100
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The internal pipeline of female and ethnic minority leaders is declining across the FTSE 100

There are only 36 women at a C-suite level across the FTSE-100, a total of 12.2%, according to a new report that warns that at this rate of change, it would be 2059 before women held 50% of the top three roles.

Green Park, a recruitment consultancy, said that ethnic minority and female leaders are being sidelined in non-executive director roles or functions that hold less influence and are less likely to lead to a C-suite promotion. Looking at FTSE 100 companies, it found that at 71.1% female, human resources has the greatest female representation of the functions analysed, followed by marketing and communications (50%); and legal, compliance & risk (36.5%). Green Park research: No black CEOs, chairs or CFOs at FTSE 100 companies In the top three roles of CEO, CFO and chair there are just...

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