Top UK firms pay "lip service" to women, many keep them off boards - inquiry

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly two-thirds of Britain's 350 biggest listed companies have failed to reach a target of having 25 percent of female board members, and four-fifths have two or fewer women on their boards, an inquiry into gender diversity said on Wednesday.
Top jobs remain dominated by men, with nearly three-quarters of companies in the FTSE 100, the biggest firms listed on the London Stock Exchange, and 90 percent of the next-biggest FTSE 250 companies, having no female executive directors, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission said.
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23 March 2016 in World News, Views: 32
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