Speaking to ITV News about women on boards

Labour Party

This week I appeared on ITV’s lunchtime news, alongside Jacey Graham and Joanna Fielding, to discuss the issue of women on boards. This followed the release of the latest figures on the issue, which showed that at present 20.7% of board members are women. The numbers prompted Denise Wilson, chief executive of the report’s steering group, to voice fears that the UK will not hit the 25% target for 2015 set by Lord Davies. She advocated all-women shortlists for some board positions – an idea first put forwards by Charlotte Sweeney. The UK must continue to work hard to keep pace with the rest of Europe, and if we begin to fall back then I think we should not be afraid of more proactive measures.

You can watch the item again below: