Women gain seats in Britain's corporate boardrooms: Govt report
LONDON (REUTERS) - The number of women directors who now sit on the boards of Britain's biggest companies has risen, a government report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills showed.
The latest figures for "Women on Boards" showed the number of female directors at FTSE-100 companies had risen to 19 percent from 12.5 percent since its inception in 2011 when the study by former British Trade Minister Lord Davies was first published.
The report by Lord Davies recommends that boards of the FTSE 350 list of Britain's biggest companies aim for a minimum of 25 percent female representation by 2015.
According to the study, FTSE-100 companies need to appoint 66 more female directors in the next two years to meet Lord Davies target.