Monday, 16 January 2012

The Sun and Oakeshott on equality

Nice to see the Sun give such prominence to Lord Oakeshott's attach on Board Room inequality. But check out the comments from readers.

NEARLY 90 per cent of Britain's biggest firms have no female bosses, damning figures show.

There is no woman executive director at 310 of the top 350 companies.

And only 43 ladies are in the most senior roles — one fewer than in 2008.

The figures will put pressure on David Cameron to tackle the divide.

Last week it emerged the number of women in British boardrooms was at its highest level ever.

But Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott said this masked the low number who call the shots.

Unlike other board members, executive directors have full-time jobs running the company.

Ex-Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott uncovered the Government figures in a parliamentary written answer. He said: "Britain's big businesses are an old boys' club."

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