Blog : BOARD TALK
|Posted on February 20, 2011 at 7:55 PM|
The Davies Review calls for more women on boards. Shock. Cue for the Sunday newspapers to go heavy with the jargon, so lots of talk of "glass ceilings", "work-life balance" and even "BlackBerry Woman."
For a story which has been leaked in time for the 'splash' in the Sundays, it 's a bit low on new content.
The FT reveals that the review will recommend a fifth of directors in the FTSE 350 should be women by 2013, with that proportion rising to a quarter by 2015. David Cameron is to launch the review on Thursday, and to ask headhunters and shareholders to sign up to a code of conduct to boost the number of women on candidate lists.
I should wait for the details, just in case. But at the moment it looks very much as if this is a case of giving everyone a stern talking-to and asking them to do better. Or there will be quotas - except that the EU will probably get there before the Prime Minister.