Originally published at The Times
There have never been more women on British boards than there are right now. Last week Lord Davies of Abersoch confirmed that, in five short years, the proportion of FTSE 100 board seats held by women had rocketed from 12.5 per cent to 26.1 per cent. This is a remarkable achievement.
This is no time, however, for businesses to pop the champagne corks and pat themselves on the back. A new target has been set and attention is turning to the disappointing levels of boardroom diversity in terms of ethnicity and age.