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As Women Stall on U.K. Boards, $330 Billion Fund Takes a Stand

  • Representation has been stuck at around 26% since late 2015
  • ConvaTec becomes first all-male board in FTSE 100 in 3 years
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After five years of steady gains, women’s participation on British company boards has hit a wall.

Women occupied 27 percent of FTSE 100 board seats in May, little changed in the past 18 months. Only one in four board openings was filled by a woman in the past year, compared with one-third a year earlier, according to the Confederation of British Industry. And for the first time since 2014, a FTSE 100 company, ConvaTec Group Plc, has no women on its board.