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Women on Boards – Deloitte comments on findings from Lord Davies’ report on improving the gender balance on British boards

29 October 2015

Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte, said: “Lord Davies’ report shows how much has been achieved and the challenges that remain. More diverse boards lead to better decision-making and the increase in the number of women on boards is a clear sign of the changing business landscape.

“The report recognises the importance of increasing the number of women in executive positions and building a strong ‘pipeline’ of senior women who can fill these roles. At Deloitte we believe that this can be achieved through a combination of things - most notably, providing a working environment where women are truly able to build a successful career alongside their family commitments, ensuring that potential is identified and nurtured, promoting visible role models and active sponsorship.

“This year Deloitte promoted a record number of female partners. We have set in place a goal of having 25% female partners by 2020 and our current percentage stands at 15.4%. We believe that focusing on these areas as a business priority will enable us to achieve this goal.”

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Laura Parsons
Deloitte LLP
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lauparsons@deloitte.co.uk

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