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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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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Flood of Flotations is a Vital Chance to Get Women on Board

It has been a busy start to the year for the European IPO market. If the $3.2 billion of business already priced and the $8.5 billion being marketed find investors, soon a lot of new directors will be taking their seats around the boardroom tables of newly listed companies. But how many of those seats will be filled by women?

Preparation for an IPO is one of the greatest opportunities to increase the...

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Lloyds Bank targets 40% women at all its senior management levels by 2020

The announcement by Lloyds Bank of a goal to reach 40% female representation at all levels of management by 2020 is a welcome new voluntary step by a FTSE-100 company towards better gender balance at all levels.

Last December, Sir Win Bischoff, founding chairman supporter of the 30% Club and chairman of Lloyds Bank, announced an extension of the our own objective of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards by end 2015 to encompass 30% female representation on...

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