By Max Clarke
The London Business School announced last week that it will be aiming for at least 30% women on its MBA going forward from this month’s intake. The aspirational target, set by the 30% Club and supported by the Davies Report, will enable more females to access the prestigious MBA programme and provide the market with even more highly skilled female talent.
“To have such a strong academic institution striving to achieve this goal shows how far this topic has come into the academic and business consciousness,” said Helena Morrissey, Founder of the 30% Club.
Female board representation in the FTSE 100 has risen encouragingly over the past six months with 23% of board appointments since 1 March 2011 being female. This puts current composition at 14%, compared to the 12.5% and 12.3% in 2010 and 2009 respectively.
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