Women and Equalities Committee

Women in executive management inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election. If an inquiry on this subject is held in the future, the Committee may refer to the evidence already gathered as part of this inquiry.

Scope of the inquiry

There is significant under-representation of women in executive levels. For example, less than 10% of FTSE 100 companies have a female CEO. The Women and Equalities Committee will build on its recent work on this issue with a one-off evidence session looking at:

  • The situation for women in senior roles
  • The barriers to women achieving senior positions
  • The measures being taken by organisations to improve the situation
  • Actions the Government should take in this area 

The Committee invites written submissions, please see the terms of reference and guidance for witnesses for more detail.

Terms of reference: Women in executive management

Latest evidence

  • 28 Jun 2016 - Women in Executive Management - oral evidence - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF336 KB) HC 92 | Published 30 Jun 2016

    Evidence given by Fiona Cannon OBE, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group, Vivian Hunt, Director, McKinsey UK, Helena Morrisey, Chief Executive Officer, Newton Investor Management, Founder, 30% Club, and Melanie Richards, Vice Chair and Board Member, KPMG UK LLP; Melanie Dawes, Civil Service Gender Champion and Permanent Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Dr Penny Newman, Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and independent researcher, and Sara Thornton, Chair, National Police Chiefs' Council (at 11.15am).

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