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FTSE 100 slow to welcome women in boardroom

Just one-third of FTSE 100 companies have followed calls for targets to boost the number of female directors

JUST 33 of the FTSE 100 have set targets to boost the number of female directors, as called for by Lord Davies in his recent review of women in the boardroom.

“Institutional inertia” is behind this lack of momentum, a progress report due to day will claim. Business secretary Vince Cable told The Financial Times: “We can see a discernable improvement but there is still a long way to go.”

The London Business School has said it is aiming for at least 30% women in its MBA intake, in line with chairmen calling for 30% of board members to be female by 2015, the Evening Standard reports.

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