London, 11 June 2018 – The 30% Club is delighted by the recognition shown in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List to Global Chair Brenda Trenowden, made a Commander of the British Empire. This is to honour Brenda’s work in promoting diversity in business.
The topic of gender in the workplace is now part of the national conversation. The 30% Club, under Brenda’s leadership, has helped to drive this increased attention and there is positive progress in female representation at a Board level and throughout UK companies. During her time as Chair of the 30% Club, Brenda has launched many successful activities to help promote gender balance in the work place, not least the recent campaign to ask CEOs to commit to 30% of their leadership teams being women by 2020, with 65 CEOs now signed up. All of this is done on a voluntary basis, with Brenda also being a leading financial services professional at ANZ.
Of her appointment to Commander of the British Empire, Brenda Trenowden commented:
“I am honoured to have been made a CBE. I have the privilege of working with talented and committed women and men as part of 30% Club to affect real change. Improving gender balance in the workplace is so important to driving business success and economic prosperity. On a weekend where processions in major cities marked 100 years since British women won the vote, I am delighted to see this vital topic being addressed and recognised at the highest levels.”
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Georgie Whittle: (+44) 07835 770967
Notes to Editors
The 30% Club was founded in the UK in 2010 and is a global effort with chapters in ten countries around the world. Led by Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair, the 30% Club collaborates with businesses, governments and other campaigns to improve gender diversity and accelerate the pace of change. Campaign targets include a minimum 30% women at senior management level of FTSE-100 companies by 2020.