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Women ‘blocked from boardrooms’…………..really?

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Nearly one in five women believe it is almost impossible for a female to reach a senior management role in business, according to a report. In a survey of 2,000 working women by communications giant 02, half replied that all the decision-makers in their company were male.

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A review into diversity has recommended that 25% of company boards should be made up of women, but the report said progress towards meeting the target was not moving fast enough.

More than a quarter of those polled said they dreamed of becoming a chief executive, but a third said they had failed to meet their career expectations, blaming poor quality line management, a lack of training and negative office politics.

Women said good luck often led to success in business, rather than skill, ambition or determination. Ann Pickering, O2’s HR director and board member, said: “As an employer, today’s findings make for uncomfortable reading. We…

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Companies will be forced to have at least 40% female board members under European Commission plans

See my earlier posts on this at Getting Women on Board

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Companies will be forced to ensure that at least 40 per cent of their board members are women under European Commission-backed plans to help women into top jobs.

The rules demand that companies give non-executive directorships to women, where there is no male candidate who is better qualified, until they reach a target of four in ten. More radical plans were softened by the commission, which rejected imposing a penalty for firms who fail to reach the quota. 

Companies will be forced to ensure at least four of ten board members are women under EC-backed plans

Companies will be forced to ensure at least four of ten board members are women under EC-backed plans. However, the draft law does envisage possible fines for companies that ignore the selection rules.

European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding, who launched the proposal, said: ‘The Parliament has made the first cracks in the glass ceiling that continues to bar female talent from the top jobs.’

 The news rules do not help women aiming for…

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