UK: More women in UK company boardrooms

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More women than ever are sitting on the boards of UK companies, according to a report from the European Professional Women’s Network and Russell Reynolds Associates. In 2008, women constituted 11.5% of the board members of top UK companies, with this figure increasing to 13.6% in 2010.

This upward trend is also being seen in many european countries, probably due to current or future quota laws, existing Corporate Governance Codes, private initiatives and increased media attention.

Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands have the highest proportion of women on boards – 37.9% in Norway, 28.2% in Sweden, 25.9% in Finland and 14% in Denmark.