Among our European counterparts, those with the best records are, weirdly, those with the worst records when it comes to fiscal management – Greece and Ireland, where a third of board-level positions are taken up by women (perhaps if their Governments had followed business’ example, they wouldn’t be in the messes they’re in now, eh?). That was followed by Sweden with 30%, Belgium with 29%, and Spain, the UK and France, all of which have 28%.
Not exactly an exemplary record, then. Although to be fair, we’re not as bad as Qatar, where the magic number is 7%, while Saudi Arabia has a grand total of zero. Poor show, chaps. Poor show.