Powerful Women | Current state of gender diversity
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Current state of gender diversity

The Davies report (2015) recommends that FTSE 350 boards have at least 33% women on their boards by 2020 and Hampton-Alexander (2016) recommend for the FTSE100 that the executive pipeline (executive committee member and their direct reports) have at least 33% women by 2020.

 

The latest Hampton Alexander Review (November 2018) reports that the number of women in the FTSE100 executive pipeline rose to 27% in 2018, up from 25.2% in 2017. For the FTSE250 there was a marginal increase from 24% to 24.9%.  When it comes to women on boards, the number now stands at 30.2% for FTSE100 companies and 24.9% for FTSE250 companies.

 

The Review also reports that “the number of women in FTSE 350 Chair roles remains flat at 22 – and the number of women in CEO roles is this year even lower at just 12 and down from 15 this time last year.”

 

UK energy sector:

 

Our own analysis shows that, as at Q1 2019,  42% of the UK’s top 80 energy companies have no women on their boards.  Women still occupy only 16% of board seats (up from 13% in 2018) and 6% of executive board positions (no improvement on 2018).

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PfW Conference 2018 Presentation Slides (Accenture)