April 2013

Women, culture and competitiveness

Alison Maitland's picture

The low representation of women in top roles featured heavily at today's London launch of the annual Cranfield Female FTSE Report, monitoring the progress of women onto boards and executive committees. Maria Miller, UK minister for women and equality, asked what was the cost to the nation's prosperity if 60% of university graduates today are female yet women make up only a small percentage of top leaders. "I want to see a culture change," she said, noting that workplaces were designed by and for men.

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