The near doubling of the number of women in Britain’s boardrooms in just four years has been hailed as a major breakthrough in gender diversity, but there is still more to do. Total female representation on FTSE 100 boards has almost doubled from 12.5 per cent to 23.5 per cent since the first annual report from Lord Davies of Abersoch was published in 2011, according to figures published in March. The total number of FTSE 100 female senior executives has increased from 19.9 to 21 per cent, a smaller, but still important rise. In 2011, Lord Davies set voluntary targets for FTSE 100 firms...

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