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Changing the culture of Britain's boardrooms

In the 18 months since Lord Davies published his review into women on boards there has been encouraging progress, according to a report by Cranfield School of Management. 

The number of women recruited to the boardrooms of the UK’s largest companies has increased and there has been a notable commitment by business to remove the obstacles preventing women making it to the boardroom.

The report shows that women now account for 17.4% of FTSE 100 and 12.0% of FTSE 250 board positions. Ninety-two FTSE 100 companies and 170 FTSE 250 companies now have at least one woman on their board.

In the six months since the last progress report, the percentage of new appointments going to women in both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies has risen, with 44.1% for FTSE 100 and 36.4% for FTSE 250.

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