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Number of Start-up Female Board Members is “Depressingly Low” at 8%

Large FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies witnessing impressive growth in female directors According to research commissioned by B2B service marketplace Approve Index, start-up female board members have been gradually declining since 2010, with the average figure dropping to a “depressingly low” 8.37% this year. Whilst start-up companies appear to be failing to improve gender diversity at senior levels, the opposite is the case for larger corporations with FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 firms experiencing impressive growth in female directors (22.8% and 15.6% respectively). The research was conducted with the boards of Fast Track 100 companies from 2010 to 2014, and revealed the gap between start-ups and FTSE 100 companies has quadrupled in the last four years. In regards to regions, start-ups in the N... »