Gender equality in the boardroomMy take on Gender Equality is featured this month is Shropshire Business, I’ve heard some excuses in my time, but never those more shocking than ‘The Top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives’ which featured on BBC News (31st May 2018). 

These so called ‘explanations’, from a range of chairs and CEOs were heard by the team behind the government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review, as the review reaches it halfway stage.

The review was established to increase the number of women in senior positions and has challenged all FTSE companies to ensure at least a third of their board members and leadership are women by 2020.

The Top 10 worst ‘explanations’ included:

  • I don’t think women fit comfortably into the board environment
  • There aren’t that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board – the issues covered are extremely complex
  • Most women don’t want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board

Read more in Shropshire Businesses