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Lord Davies Report - Women On Boards 2014

Lord Davies Report - Women On Boards 2014

Although we have come a very long way since 2011 and many of our stakeholders have made extraordinary efforts to change the gender dynamic in British boardrooms, continued and concerted action is still needed if we are to reach the 25% target we set by 2015. Gender balance makes good business sense. Women make up over half of the UK population, account for nearly half of the working population, outperform men educationally and are responsible for the majority of household purchasing decisions. Women are as successful as their male counterparts at university and in their early careers, but attrition rates increase significantly as they progress through an organisation. The under-representation of women in senior roles and at board level impacts the performance, governance and reputation of companies, as they fail to attract and retain the widest possible range of talent.

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Joëlle Warren

Joëlle Warren

Founding Director

Joëlle is Founding Director of Warren Partners and leads chair and non-executive director searches in addition to delivering Systemic Board Review services.