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

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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