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Half of UK’s Smaller Listed Companies Have No Female Leaders

50% of FTSE All-Share firms have no female representation in their C-suites.

50% of FTSE All-Share firms have no female representation in their C-suites.

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Half of the UK’s smaller listed companies still have all-male leadership teams, a sign of how efforts to bolster diversity have struggled to trickle down to smaller firms.

While only 4.6% of the 350 largest firms on the FTSE have no female representation in their C-suites, a proportion rises to 50% for FTSE All-Share firms below that, according to a study by the Women on Boards UK network.