Women on Boards

The Busyness Bind: How It Holds Women Back, and Why We Let It

Neela Bettridge | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Headhunters are trying to talk to more women about senior roles. But one recently told me that the overwhelming majority of women he approaches cannot, or will not, make time to talk. Most of the men, meanwhile, will. And we wonder why men outnumber women in leadership roles.

Why the Knight, the Dame and the Baroness have Their Work Cut Out When it Comes to Driving Diversity in the Workplace

Frances Dickens | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Frances Dickens

While it might seem churlish to niggle, I can't help wonder if we shouldn't have had Sir Philip and Dame Helen's new roles - as chair of the influential Women on Boards review started by Lord Davies and deputy chair, respectively - reversed. Why not walk the talk and appoint a woman to the more senior role?

Opening the Black Box

Meg Munn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

We need boards to change and thrive in a world which increasingly values diversity, different perspectives and a range of experiences. Boards need the best people and we should be beyond having to shout that this includes women.

Seven Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards - Views From The Top And How To Get There.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday (only for their ladies). Surely us British ladies need some of this action? On 8 March, thousands of events will be held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

Another Woman Makes it to the Board - But Many More Still Need Quotas to Get There

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

We are not near dealing with unconscious bias, let alone welcoming anything historic. Until we level the playing field with temporary quotas women making it to boards is still going to make the news. We need it to pass almost unnoticed for the job to be done.

Bank Boss Makes Hilariously Awkward Call For More Women On Boards

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

A lack of women in bank boardrooms could be to blame for the scandals and excesses that emerged during the financial crisis, claims the head of German...

We Need More Women in Business

Meg Munn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It's not just that there is a 'moral case' for greater diversity in business. Capitalising on women's potential makes economic sense. Having more women on corporate boards has been shown to increase both the share price and the return on equity. It doesn't surprise me that the 2013 list of the world's most valuable brands showed companies with a greater than average proportion of female board members outperforms those with an all-male board. So why are women undervalued across the business spectrum?

Want to Be a Better Leader? Use Your Resentment

Neela Bettridge | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Here's a conundrum: life is not fair. Yet humans are "hardwired" for fairness. No wonder resentment is on the rise. There's anger against the rich; r...

Sport Needs More Women in Its Boardrooms

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

We understand this isn't a simple mission, but it's not happening in isolation either. Individuals like Sheryl Sandberg and organisations such as Women on Boards are working hard to change the dominant leadership mentality in the corporate world, while we will continue to lead the call for sport to open its doors to women and girls at every level, from the field of play to the boardroom.

'Impressive' Rise In Number Of Women Directors On Boards

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Women now account for just over a fifth of directors on boards of top companies after a "culture change" in British business over the past three years...

In Response to Your Doubts About International Women's Day

Polly Courtney | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Courtney

We already have a great network of organisations and individuals working to achieve this through educational, vocational and mentoring schemes, but more support is needed - both financial and on the ground. We need more men to get involved too, as these are problems that affect us all. Things won't happen overnight, but I believe that change is possible

The Diversity Triangle - Why Women, Businesses and Headhunters Need to Work Better Together

Carol Rosati | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Carol Rosati

Over the last five years, there has been much deliberation about the need to improve the gender balance of our workforce. It continues to challenge most organisations and is a highly complex issue, woven into the very fabric of our worldwide culture and society.

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

EU Gender Quota - The Real Impact on Global Business

Carol Rosati | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Carol Rosati

With the ground breaking news earlier this week that the European Parliament passed a vote on the requirement that large, listed companies ensure women hold 40 per cent of non-executive board seats by 2020, comes the realisation that the global business community has to wake up and smell the coffee.

German Moves to Force Women on Company Boards Shames UK

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Three cheers for Germany, where politicians have thrashed out a deal that will see companies forced to have at least 30 per cent of their boardrooms made up of women. The two parties expected to form the next government have not only agreed the quota, but also put a timeline on it arrival: Two years. Good. We should be embarrassed.

Poorna Bell

My Life: Tamara Mellon

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I am not the type of person to be dazzled by designer products – the quality of how something is made is what matters to me, regardless of the tag. ...

Women on Boards: Britain Must Lead Not Follow the Rest of Europe

Mary Honeyball | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mary Honeyball

Ahrendts' departure was timely, coming on the same day as European Parliament committees voted in favour of draft legislation requiring 40% representation for women among non-executive board members... London, Europe's main financial centre and home to some of the world's largest companies, should be leading the way on this issue.

UKIP Does Not Fight for British Interests in Brussels

Harry Cooper | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

Regarding Janice Atkinson's comment about Godfrey Bloom's work in the European Parliament, I would like to politely let Huffpost readers that Ukip MEPs don't do that much work here. They do not take part in the legislative process, which involves hundreds of hours of meetings, amendment drafting and consultation with affected industries.

'Men Are Better At Some Things'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics

Ukip's treasurer believes women are less suited than men to engineering jobs - but thinks they're better at "caring professions". Stuart Wheeler ex...

Women on Boards - Top Men Talk Like Women at Last

Roz Morris | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Roz Morris

All this 'women are really great' stuff used to be said just by women in women's groups. But not any more. Now it's in the political mainstream and even the CBI and the Government have got the point and have seen the business case for promoting women to top jobs.

Co-Op Pledges 40% Female Representation By 2018

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

The Co-operative is to set new targets for increasing the number of women on its boards under moves to make them more representative of the communitie...

Charlie Thomas

You Won't Believe Which Retailers Have NO Women On Their Boards...

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Research by the Huffington Post has found 11 of the UK's top 50 retailers have no women on their boards at all, and less than 15% have achieved the ta...

Balanced Boardrooms Boost Bottom Lines

Ann Francke | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Francke

As with so many things, this all boils down to good and bad management. The organisations that thrive are the well-managed businesses that capitalise on the talents of all their people, regardless of their gender.

Charlie Thomas

EU Drops Compulsory Women On Boards Quota

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

The EU Commission has dropped plans to introduce mandatory quotas for the number of women on company boards, following months of criticism from member...

The Importance of Women on Boards Without Quotas

Baroness Mary Goudie | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Baroness Mary Goudie

The 30% Club believes that quotas are harmful to the ongoing gender debate. We believe that quotas do not work, that they are counter-productive and can be harmful to the development of diversity. We believe that voluntary change is the right approach to achieving a balanced board.