Despite a steady increase in the percentage of women on the boards of FTSE 100 companies (as reported in the Simply-docs blog entry of 21st March 2012), a recent report by Deloitte found that women claimed just one in ten executive boardroom appointments over the past year (see Simply-docs blog entry of 21st May 2012).
New statistics compiled by the BBC show that women hold fewer than a third of the most senior positions across 11 key sectors, including business, politics and policing. The armed forces and the judiciary have the smallest proportions of women in top posts, with 1.3% and 13.2% respectively, whilst secondary education has the most with 36.7%.
A government commissioned review has recommended a minimum target of 25% female representation on the boards of FTSE 100 companies by 2015.
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