The latest stats released by BoardWatch show that FTSE 100 companies now have 19% women directors (up from 12.5% prior to Lord Davies’ review). 31 companies in the FTSE 100 now have 25% or more women on their boards, and 13 have already hit 30%! In the FTSE 250, 41 companies have 25% or more women directors, with 19 companies having 30% or more – proportionally less than the FTSE 100 but still a positive trend. Importantly, 25% of FTSE 100 and 36% of FTSE 250 board appointments since March 1...

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The 30% Club Mentoring Pilot

We are delighted to announce the launch of The 30% Club cross-company mentoring pilot! The objective of The 30% Club mentoring pilot is to offer and facilitate a cross-company, cross-sector mentoring programme that will complement existing schemes in the UK market and within individual organisations. The pilot is intended to address the issue of scalability in mentoring and be the first step in creating a ‘village’ of networking opportunities leveraging technology with the...

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The 30% Club and Henley Business School announce winner of Women in Leadership Scholarship

The winner Surbjit Kaur with the judging panel. (Photo courtesy of the Financial Times)

At a reception last night hosted by the Financial Times, The 30% Club and Henley Business School announced the winner of the Women in Leadership Scholarship award.

Surbjit Kaur, a Senior Supply Chain and Operations Manager at EY, fought off tough competition to win a fully-funded place, worth £34,000, on the Henley Business School Executive MBA ...

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Henley Business School & The 30% Club Women in Leadership Scholarship

In support of the 30% Club’s new Balancing the Pyramid initiative, Henley Business School is offering a full Scholarship for its Executive MBA programme.

Henley Business School is one of the world’s top ranked business schools. It is ranked number one for the number of female academic staff of any business school in the UK by The Economist.

  The Scholarship:

  • A...

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The 30% Club Goes Global

The need for better gender balance has never been just a UK issue, but a global one. The business benefits of gender diversity do not change with geography, and it is with this in mind that The 30% Club is hugely excited to announce that we are going global! Our international expansion began in March 2013 when we launched in Hong Kong with 41 founding local Chairman, but the momentum has continued at a spectacular rate...

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Maximising women’s contribution to future economic growth

The UK faces unprecedented  challenges in the current financial climate, and it has never been more important to harness the huge additional contribution that women can make. We are at a turning point in recognising women’s economic value, and a major report released by the Women’s Business Council focuses on how women’s contribution to growth can be optimised. Today’s workforce is changing and is...

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Accelerating Female Talent Development

The recent release of disappointing data by Cranfield and the Davies Committee has put the spotlight firmly back on how to accelerate the progression of women. While we hope that the slowing of momentum in female board appointments is very much a blip, the figures have galvanised us into redoubling our efforts across all organisational levels, restating the business case for gender diversity and focusing on real cultural change.

There have...

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Creating sustainable change is a marathon not a sprint

The latest report from Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders – the 2013 Female FTSE report – showed good progress in the rate of board appointments, but there is still work to be done, and it is important not to get complacent.

In the first six months since Cranfield’s last report (March 2012), the pace of change was extremely encouraging with 44% of new FTSE 100 board appointments going to women and 36% of...

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