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Women Are Rising Up the U.K. Corporate Ladder, But Not Fast Enough

For all the talk of wanting more women in positions of power, the number of female executives in Britain’s biggest traded companies has barely shifted.

That is the analysis of this year’s Female FTSE Board Report, a much-watched piece of research by Cranfield University that is backed by the government.

The percentage of women holding director positions on FTSE 100 boards has increased to 27.7 percent from 26 percent. An improvement but not much of one. Also, it includes board positions where women are not part of the executive team of top-tier managers.

The most revealing statistic is that the percentage of women executives involved in the day-to-day running of companies is just as low as ever at under 10 percent.

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