Press Releases

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30% Club launches national student survey

The survey examines the influence of university experiences on student aspirations.

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30% Club welcomes latest Davies Review findings on gender equality in the workplace

Review recommends increasing the board target to 33% and extending from FTSE 100 to FTSE 250

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Oxford Brookes Hosts Gender Diversity Debate

Two champions of gender equality came together last week in a seminar hosted by Oxford Brookes University on the progress of women on company boards.  Lord Davies of Abersoch & Helena Morrissey focus beyond 2015.

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30% Club comment on the EU’s proposed plans to impose quotas to get women in the boardroom

Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO Newton Investment Management and Founder of the 30% Club commenting on the expected announcement by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding to introduce quotas to increase the number of women on the boards of public companies, said:

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30% Club celebrates Everyday Inclusion

30% Club marks progress and plans for the future at Fifth Annual Chairs’ Event

8 July 2015, London - The 30% Club, alongside key supporters from business, government, media, and the Davies Steering Committee convened on Monday to celebrate the significant progress that has been made in gender diversity across the UK and abroad. The event, which was hosted by Deloitte and themed ‘Everyday inclusion’ marked the 30% Club’s fifth anniversary, and saw members update on their key achievements and plans for the future, as the UK verges on reaching the 25% women on board target recommended by Lord Davies.

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The 30% Club Announces Key Initiatives for the Technology Industry

London, 24th June 2015 – The 30% Club has launched five new key initiatives for women and girls in technology.  The five programmes – created by the 30% Club’s Technology Working Group, led by Melissa Di Donato, VP EMEA and APAC at Salesforce – are intended to achieve better gender balance at all levels of organisations. All initiatives will have a component that is dedicated to inclusion, access and unconscious bias across the UK.

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30% Club launches Women for Media UK database

New database connects journalists to female leaders in business, finance, government and not-for-profit sectors who are available for media comment

20th May 2015, London – The 30% Club has today launched Women for Media UK, a database of female leaders in business, finance, government and not-for-profit sectors who are available for media comment on key topics of the day. The database directly connects journalists to these experts with the aim of raising women’s profiles and visibility throughout the media and beyond, as well as providing journalists with easy access to senior female thought leaders.

The launch of the database was held in Central London and was attended by over 60 female leaders and journalists from across a broad spectrum of disciplines and media forms, including national publications, magazines and blogs.

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30% Club announces new leadership team reflecting the initiative’s growing scope and success around

Brenda Trenowden, Head of Financial Institutions Europe, ANZ, to assume day-to-day leadership of 30% Club’s activities

The 30% Club is announcing a new organisational structure, reflecting the increased reach and scale of campaign since its launch in the UK five years ago.

Helena Morrissey, Founder of the 30% Club said: ‘With 30% Clubs now in Hong Kong, Ireland, the US, Australia, Southern Africa and soon to be launched in Malaysia, Canada, Italy and the Gulf Cooperation Countries, it’s time for a broader team to lead and manage activities. In the fourth quarter of last year, we put a structure of work streams in place, each focused on one aspect of the work from schoolroom to boardroom – as well as country leads. It’s now time for a further evolution and I am delighted that Brenda Trenowden, who has worked with me and the UK Steering Committee since the very start, has agreed to take on a leadership role, managing the Club’s activities on a day-to-day basis.

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