The statistics reveal an increase of 50% on last year, but a worrying low number of female executives nonetheless.
Of the top women in business there is just one CEO, Marjorie Scardino of the Pearson Group.
There are however more women working as finance directors. Their ranks include Alison Reed who recently joined Marks & Spencer, Rona Fairhead, FD at Pearson, Helen Weir at Kingfisher and Judy Boynton, FD at Shell.
There remains just one female chairman in a FTSE 100 company, Baroness Hogg of 3i, the venture capitalists.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements