UK: Readings & Rankings - Too few cracks in the glass ceiling.

UK: Readings & Rankings - Too few cracks in the glass ceiling. - Listed companies with more than two women on the board.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Listed companies with more than two women on the board.

To be fair, over the last decade or so the glass ceiling has moved upwards considerably but in Britain's boardrooms at least it shows no real signs of cracking. According to Hemmington Scott's corporate database of the UK's 2,000-plus Stock Exchange listed companies, some 45 companies - or around 2.3% - have two women on the board. In terms of a substantial female presence, not one company can boast that women outnumber men and only the five below have more than two women in their boardrooms. It would seem that at the highest levels, the battle for equality is far from over.

Company No of female % of board

directors

FI Group 4 44%

Hodder Headline 4 29%

MFI Furniture Group 3 33%

Portmeirion Potteries 3 25%

The Body Shop 3 25%.

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