24 February 2011 by Sandra Rapacioli (3 comments)
Lord Davies, who today published his independent review into Women on Boards, stopped short of imposing quotas, but has urged FTSE 350 companies to set their own targets for female representation at board level, and to publicly report these targets.
He recommends that UK listed companies in the FTSE 100 should be aiming for a minimum of 25% female board member representation by 2015 (and 20% in the next two years). That's more than double the number of women currently on boards. But he stopped short of imposing quotas, unless these voluntary measures fail.