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UN recognises Deloitte UK Chief Executive with gender equality award

Given Deloitte's huge support of the 30% Club, we are delighted to see that David Sproul, Senior Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte UK, received a United Nations (UN) award for his demonstrated commitment to and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The award included recognition of Deloitte’s use of concrete data to drive ‘a cross-cutting gender equality strategy throughout...

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30% Club & Imperial Award Female Business Leaders with New Scholarships

Imperial has presented two MBA students with a new scholarship designed to encourage more women to undertake postgraduate business education.

The scholarships, worth £20,000, were awarded to incoming Executive MBA students Julie Driscoll, who is a Portfolio Director at the i2i Events Group and Jennifer Chung, a Senior Manager, Programme and Project Management at Accenture. The scholarships have been created by Imperial College Business School in partnership with the...

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We’ve Made Great Strides on Women’s Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

We have just reached a momentous milestone on our journey to secure what should be a basic right - equality for women in the workplace. As we speak, one in every four people sitting on a FTSE 100 board is a woman - double the number five years ago. Not only this, but the gender pay gap is lower than it has ever been and the number of businesses led by women is higher...

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By investing in women, you invest in business: Nicky Morgan, MP

Women and Equalities Minister, Nicky Morgan MP, spoke at the launch of Cranfield University’s Female FTSE 2015 on 25th March 2015. Below is the full transcript of her speech.

Thank you Vince [Cable]. I agree that whilst we have achieved so much, there is still some way to go, and that building up executives of the future is a particularly important development.

Thank you also to Cranfield for inviting...

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The Lord Davies Women on Boards Annual update – The Investor Perspective

This morning the Davies Committee published their latest report - the 2015 Lord Davies Women on Boards Annual update.

The good news is that the goal set by Lord Davies to have 25% of women directors on FTSE 100 boards by the end of 2015 is within reach.

Given the current rate of director turnover and proportion of new appointments going to women, we expect that the year end outcome will lie somewhere...

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The Davies Report on Women on Boards – Fourth Annual Review

Today sees the fourth annual review from Lord Davies of Abersoch, The Davies Report on Women on Boards, with marked progress made since the report was first published in 2011. The report shows British businesses are making great voluntary strides towards a better gender balance in the boardrooms of the UK’s top companies.

The progress seen over the past four years – both in the numbers and the mindset around...

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30% Club Teams Up With Human Race

To those of you who were unable to attend the 30% club morning on Tuesday 24th February, and therefore missed my brief talk – I wanted to get in touch to let you know about why my sports events company, Human Race Events, have teamed up with the 30% Club and Women Ahead. Essentially, we want to get multiple groups of female colleagues to take part together in our Women’s Challenge Day event...

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IPO companies widening board gender imbalance

Earlier this month, the 30% Club investor group met to discuss board refreshment, human capital reporting & next steps for change.

The good news is that the goal set by Lord Davies to have 25% of women directors on FTSE 100 boards by the end of 2015 is within reach.

Given the current rate of director turnover and proportion of new appointments going to women, the year end outcome will lie somewhere between...

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