Discussing Women on Boards on Iain Dale’s LBC Show

Labour Party

Yesterday I took part in a lively discussion on Iain Dale’s radio show on LBC 97.3fm.  We were discussing the European Parliament voting through a proposed directive on gender balance on the boards of listed companies, commonly referred to as ‘Women on Boards’.

As always on Iain’s show, it was an interesting debate, with many differing opinions expressed by the listeners.  Iain agreed that women making up only 19% of FTSE 100 board members is for from ideal, but questioned whether the European Union was the correct level at which to address the situation.  I take a rather different view, as I believe the directive and the European Parliaments support for greater gender equality in business is a very good thing.  You can listen to the entire segment using the media player above.