A Business in the Community Initiative

Balancing Boards

Executive Summary / Introduction

30+ years after the equality bill, women on boards are still the exception rather than the norm. This research takes a snapshot of the issue today and looks to the future with best practice recommendations

The under utilisation of the talents of women on both public and private boards is a global issue. The recent economic turmoil has focussed increased attention on the issue from government, business, investors and the media. Added to this is the underlying reality that women now represent a huge talent pool, have leadership skills needed for future success, contribute to innovation and problem solving and make the majority of consumer decisions.