Mar 15, 2019

Companies told women must make up third of senior directors by 2020

Dozens of firms, including Domino's Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King have been told to put more women in their boardrooms. They have called on them to have 33% of their boards made up of women by 2020. Its boss Chris Cummings said that it is "Unacceptable" that one in five of the UK's biggest companies are falling short on gender diversity. Sir Philip Hampton, who chairs the review, said the fact that companies had failed to bring women into board rooms and into leadership positions "Does not reflect the population of very talented women capable of making great contributions in boardrooms". Rachel Reeves MP, chair of the business select committee, said that the low number of women in executive positions can hinder progress as gender pay gaps are highest in sectors with few women executives.

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