23 February 2021
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:
“Reaching 33% female representation in FTSE boardrooms has been a long-held ambition for UK plc. It’s fantastic to see these firms hit such an historic milestone ahead of the Hampton-Alexander target. We must not take this progress for granted or think that the job is now done.
“No part of society has gone untouched by the pandemic. Businesses’ continued commitment to addressing gender imbalance in senior leadership has never been more important.
“Firms must continue to dismantle barriers that prevent women rising to the top – by building fair and inclusive workplaces which bring about lasting change. Now this target has been reached, it’s time to go further on female representation and accelerate progress on racial and ethnic diversity in Britain’s boardrooms.”