The Sunday Times – Small Is Beautiful For Women Directors

This article written by Hannah Prevett published today in The Sunday Times discusses the opportunity for women to join the boards of AIM and smaller capitalised companies. The article includes reference to the BoardroomMum UK Plc Gender Diversity Statistics, commentary and quotations from Amanda Bolt, MD & Founder of BoardroomMum.

Big business doesn’t always give the best boardroom experience

Controversy about the lack of women in British boardrooms has focused almost entirely on the country’s biggest public companies. Statistically, however, the lack of diversity is more evident in smaller firms.

The percentage of women on the boards of AIM-listed companies is 5.2%, according to research by Boardroom Mum, the campaign group. That is substantially less than the 17.3% in the FTSE 100……………………..

Added to this, the feel of a smaller company and the entrepreneurial nature of growing businesses could appeal to women looking for more flexibility, said Amanda Bolt, founder of Boardroom Mum. “These types of companies may offer more variety,” she said. “Also, the fast-growing companies on AIM may want different skill sets from the traditional FTSE 350 organisations.”……………………………………

The full article can be found in The Sunday Times (28 October 2012), on their website and here

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