Males still dominate the boardroom

Men
continue to dominate British boardrooms – less than six per cent of
directors  in UK companies are female.

A
study by the Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS) shows the UK lags
behind other European countries such as France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden
when it comes to executive equality.

Norway
tops the table for women in the boardroom, with the fairer sex making up almost
one in five executive and non-executive directors.

Publishing
group Pearson is the only company in the FTSE 100 to have a female chief
executive, Dame Marjorie Scardino.

EIRIS
found that Spain, Italy and Portugal are worst for boardroom equality, with
only 1.5 per cent of directors being female.

By Michael Millar

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