Top female talent attracted to ‘progressive’ UK

of the top 50 women in business outside the US work for UK firms, according to
the latest research.

study by Fortune magazine claims that the UK is one of the most progressive
countries in the world in terms of promoting women to top positions in

magazine compiled a list of women with the most commercial influence outside
America, concentrating on bosses with operating responsibility rather than just
a stake in the company.

poll suggests that the UK is the easiest place for women to reach the top,
ahead of France, Japan, China and Singapore.

four of the seven senior women highlighted by the study as working in the UK
are Americans working for UK businesses.

in power (in the UK):

Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson

Linda Cook, chief financial officer at Shell’s gas and power division

Judy Boynton, chief financial officer at Royal Dutch/Shell group

Vivienne Cox, BP vice-president

Clara Furse, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange

Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry

Val Gooding, chief executive of Bupa

By Ben Willmott

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