The 30% Club Cross-Company Mentoring Scheme

Following the completion of the 30% Club cross-company mentoring pilot,we are delighted to be able to announce the roll-out of the full scheme for 2014-15. Nomura kindly hosted the launch event on their spectacular terrace overlooking the Thames, and the turn-out was testament to the 30% Club’s continued aim of reaching out to an ever greater number of organisations and women. A total of 22 organisations are signed up, including all 8 companies that...

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The 30% Club Executive MBA 2014 Scholarships

As part of the 30% Club’s broadening focus on all levels of the pipeline, we are delighted to have partnered with 3 leading UK business schools to offer 3 fully-funded 30% Club scholarships on an Executive MBA course.

We have renewed our relationship with Henley Business School, and the 30% Club Henley MBA scholarship is now in its second year. The quality of applicants for the inaugural Henley scholarship last year was outstanding, and...

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And then there were… none!

The long-awaited news that Glencore has appointed a woman, Patrice Merrin, to its board means that there are finally no all-male boards in the FTSE 100!

When the 30% Club launched in November 2010, there were 21 all-male boards in the FTSE 100; the 99 Chairs that now make up the UK 30% Club have led a remarkable pace of change over the past 3 years in getting that number down to zero. The...

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Accelerating Real Change Across US Companies

The United States arm of the 30% Club, a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions, held its first event on 18th June at Bloomberg LP in New York. The conference brought together global industry leaders to discuss ways to accelerate the rate of change and achieve a target of 30% female board members and C-Suite executives in the U.S. by 2020.


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To get more women on boards, we need more women in senior management

This article originally appeared in The Guardian on 20th  June 2014 and was written by Emma Howard-Boyd, a Steering Committee  Member of the 30% Club.

Real progress on diversity will be made not by “fixing  the women” or “beating up the men”, but by aspirational and measurable  targets for women at all levels

Earlier this month, the UK Financial Reporting Council published its...

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Looking back at 2013

Please click here to view a short film looking back at 2013

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Tackling Female Executive Progress

We have long argued that balancing the pyramid of women is the true key to sustainable change, and it is no secret that it continues to be an issue for business. It remains an issue because there is no single identifiable reason behind the lack of a strong pipeline of senior women, which makes a ‘one-size fits all’ solution near impossible. Sociological, biological and cultural factors are all at play, as...

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Herbert Smith Freehills joins Lloyds and Barclays in setting voluntary targets for women at the top

Hot on the heels of Lloyds Bank’s stated goal to reach 40% female representation at all levels of management by 2020, and similar mood music from Barclays, City law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has set a 30% target for the proportion of women in their global partnership, in an effort to increase momentum around inspiring young female lawyers to stay in the firm and strive for partnership.

  Their 30% target will be...

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