Guide to promoting women in the workplace.
Sixth edition of the report by the Deloitte Global Centre for Corporate Governance, first published in 2011 and last updated in 2019, giving an overview of current initiatives around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards.
Calls for improvements in the detail and comparability of diversity disclosures are getting louder. Research suggests that greater executive-level commitment to public targets is needed, writes Dawn Cowie.
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Female-led companies make up 16.8% of all UK companies and attract a fraction of the investment achieved by their male-led counterparts. What are the obstacles and how can they be broken down?
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and ICAEW have come together to commission research into the challenges and opportunities facing charities and their boards, and jointly produced the report 'What's on the horizon for charity trustees?'
Female representation at board level across the UK’s largest companies is on the up, but women are still the exception rather than the rule when it comes to bagging executive roles such as the CFO.
Guidance and reports
This know-how guide outlines why appointing an employee director and directors’ use of social media have particular relevance during COVID-19. These suggestions can no longer be described as radical. Companies have shown far greater agility because much more significant changes have been made as a result of COVID-19.
This report provides practical recommendations to improve the provision of information in board packs within financial services.
Based on in-depth interviews with audit committee members in seven CEE countries, this report draws out insights on how audit committees are working, how they are having an impact and how they view the future. It provides insights into some of the common challenges still remaining at a time when the role of audit committees is expanding, largely driven by the introduction of new statutory requirements
In recent years, governments, regulators and corporate governance groups around the world have been taking initiatives to increase representation of women on boards. Debate continues about the effectiveness of measures to address this and other board diversity issues. However, rather than simply reacting, what should boards themselves be doing? This paper considers the principal drivers of diversity to help boards set and assess diversity objectives to promote long-term business success.
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The pandemic has pushed back gender parity across the UK FTSE 350 to 2036, with women holding just 22% of all executive committee roles. Just 15 of the top companies have female chief executives. While we’ve made some progress in recent years, what needs to change to reach true equality? ICAEW's Susanna Di Feliciantonio and Jane Berney discuss the issue with a panel of experts.
This webinar is open to all and will benefit any member who is wishing to build their governance experience, regardless of gender
Graeme Nuttall OBE (Fieldfisher), and Andrew Ninian (The Investment Association) discuss how worker representation on boards could work for business.
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A chapter analysing what makes boards effective, including achieving boardroom diversity and the role of board reviews.
Insights into achieving gender diversity in the boardroom, from senior women in a range of organisations and sectors.
A chapter on the progress of women on boards, focusing in particular on how to increase the number of female chairs.
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Professional advancement for women in the workplace.
Details the advantages of having women on the board of directors.
Guide to promoting women in the workplace.
Describes the process of increasing gender diversity in leadership positions.
Describes the role of women in leadership positions.
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Smaller companies in Britain's FTSE All-Share Index are lagging behind their larger peers when it comes to having diverse representation on their boards, according to a report by Women on Boards UK.
The article explores how executives can make a meaningful difference in addressing the dearth of women in leadership. Topics discussed include barriers and challenges regarding women in leadership, how executives can leverage their stewardship of power to support women in leadership and create a culture of inclusion, and qualities of leadership that are valued and promoted.
The article discusses the role of corporate board fostering company-wide diversity and culture of inclusion. Topics discussed include increasing diversity within the membership of the boards; plans of board to bring younger directors for gender and ethnic diversity; and boards role to foster a diverse and inclusive culture throughout all levels of an organisation.
The GLIC is a research community which collaborates with industry and produces high quality research in the areas of gender, leadership and inclusion at work. The centre, which is part of Cranfield University's School of Management, is responsible for an annual benchmarking report, The Female FTSE Board Report which has been published since 1999 and includes details of the number of female directors on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 boards. The website provides information on the work of the centre, its research projects and published research papers.
Research by The FRC and the London Business School designed to both understand the implications of changes in board diversity in response to the Davies Review, Hampton-Alexander review and the Parker Review and to look forward, to suggest how they can be accelerated. The report was launched with the press release Diverse boards lead to better corporate culture and performance
Comprehensive review of governance practice in the largest 150 companies in the FTSE rankings, published by Spencer Stuart annually indicating of the state of boardroom health during. The report places particular importance on the theme of diversity – in addition to gender and nationality, the dimensions of age and ethnicity are explored.
Annual benchmarking report by the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield University, which has been published since 1999 and includes details of the number of female non-executive directors on the corporate boards of the UK's top 100 companies
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