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UK hits women in business milestone

Words by Abi Scaife

Women are in boardroom roles across 40% of the UK’s biggest firms - for the first time ever.

Wow! Tell me more.

This is according to analytics that suggests only 10 of the UK’s 350 largest listed companies remain with all-male executive teams. A huge win for gender equality, and helping women to succeed in the workplace.

The companies in question are the FTSE 350 companies, of which 152 of the FTSE 350 Boards had no women on them at all just a decade ago.

Sorry - FTSE?

Financial Times Stock Exchange - so the FTSE 350 are the top 350 biggest companies, according to the Financial Times Stock Exchange.

In terms of the boardroom, the FTSE 350 aimed to have 40% of their companies with women on the board by 2025. The statistic revealed today shows that we hit that milestone two years early, which is amazing.

Where do we go from here?

From her, the next goal is to have 40% women in FTSE 350 Leadership teams before 2025 - which just means we need more women in leadership roles across these businesses.

The great news is, we’re on track to meet this goal too - so we can be sure that momentum is on our side.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Gender Equality.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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