The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in senior management not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.
The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to our mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and integrating it into enterprise-wide strategy development.
The 30% Club approach - collaborative, concerted business-led efforts - can help accelerate progress towards better gender balance at all levels of organisations. The 30% Club does not believe mandatory quotas are the right approach. Instead, we support a voluntary approach in order to realise meaningful, sustainable change. 30% Club efforts are complementary to individual company efforts and existing networking groups, adding to these through collaboration and the visible and voluntary commitment of senior business leaders.
In 2010, the 30% Club was founded by Dame Helena Morrissey and has since evolved into a global mission with chapters in 14 countries/regions. In 2016, Brenda Trenowden CBE was appointed as the new lead for the UK chapter and as the Global Chair of the 30% Club, reflecting the increased reach and scale of the campaign since its launch. As of June 2019, the leadership structure of the campaign further evolved to reflect its ongoing success and international influencce with Ann Cairns joining as Global Co-Chair of the campaign, alongside Brenda. Please see the CHAPTERS section of this website for more information on our individual chapters and their core areas of focus.