Fair shares for women still a long way off?

21/09/2016
Fiona Hathorn, Managing Director of WOB UK, talks to The Times about Emma Walmsley's appointment as CEO of GlaxoSmithKline.
 
Emma Walmsley became the most powerful woman in the FTSE 100 index in March when she took the helm at GlaxoSmithKline.
 
She will be seventh woman chief executive in the index of leading shares, joining Dame Carolyn McCall at easyJet, Alison Brittain at Whitbread, Moya Greene at Royal Mail, Alison Cooper at Imperial Brands, Liv Garfield at Severn Trent and VĂ©ronique Laury at Kingfisher.

Campaigners for more female representation in Britain’s boardrooms welcomed Ms Walmsley’s promotion yesterday, which marks a notable increase from the four women chief executives recorded in 2012, although some insisted that progress was still too slow.

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