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.
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
Tallat Mahmood appointed to corporate finance team of Top 20 firm
Top 25 firm HW Fisher & Co has acquired London firm Rhodes & Rhodes
Top Ten firm RSM has appointed Nick Blundell as its head of corporate tax in Birmingham