We make no bones about how we constantly strive for gender equality. Not in any militant way; just in a way that garners equality – and always to the huge benefit of those we work with and for.
So, supporting the government’s initiative to increase the representation of women in leadership roles to 33% by 2020 across the FTSE 100 companies is one challenge we continue to embrace. Each time we search for a particular role, we strive to submit a shortlist of candidates of whom 25% are female.
We’re really pleased, therefore, to share that in the past year, 40% of our placements were female and 70% were placed in leadership roles. Pretty cool stats, we’re sure you’ll agree.
If in any doubt, which we know you won’t be, then you should check out the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List 2017 – https://www.forbes.com/power-women/list/
Increased female representation at the top within business and life really is only for the better.
Studies have shown that Fortune 500 companies who have females as board members enjoy significantly better financial performance than those having low female representation; based on return on sales, return on equity and return on the investment. They also found that companies having better female representation excelled on all the three of these parameters.
Another major research that reports similar findings showed that companies that had majority of board members as women witnessed a substantial 87% better performance than their competition.
So, our support of the initiative is purely for the greater good. It’s awesome for gender equality (it is 2018 after all), for the talented women out there, for our clients and their bottom line; and above all, for society in general. We are proud of our work and long may it continue.
Happy New Year to Women, Men, Children and everyone everywhere 😊