Drapers: Retail leads the way in gender diversity

Retail companies in the FTSE 100 are ahead of the game when it comes to gender diversity, a new analysis has revealed.

According to research from Green Park’s Leadership 10,000 report, an analysis of the composition of the FTSE 100 top positions by gender and ethnocultural diversity, retail companies in the FTSE 100 have a higher than average gender diversity scoring, at 28.5% for female board representation and  19.9% for females in the top 100 senior positions.

According to Steve Baggi, Green Park’s Co-Founder and Head of Retail, “The retail sector has made great progress in delivering gender diversity at board level and in building a pipeline of future female leaders. However, urgent action needs to be taken to ensure the ethnocultural diversity of retailers’ customer base is reflected in the composition of their boards and management pipelines.”

 

This article was published in Drapers on Thursday 2nd November 2017. To read the full Drapers article, click here.