Goodbye, glass ceiling?

In the FTSE 100 there are now 52 female HR Directors in the C-suite. In 2011, there were just 29.

Furthermore, this rise in female appointments is accelerating with women having won 44% of all new FTSE 100 Group HRD appointments in 2014, 67% in 2015, 77% in 2016 and 78% in 2017.

This would appear to be very positive news for gender equality and finally a sign that blue-chip companies are addressing the issue of female underrepresentation in the C-suite.


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