Women now make up the majority of board members on four FTSE 100 companies

Four FTSE 100 companies now have over half women on their boards than men.

Our exclusive research undertaken by LeedsNow shows companies such as Auto trader, GlaxoSmithKline, RSA Insurance Group and Severn Trent with the highest female-to-male ratio.

Auto Trader Group Plc, an automotive classified advertising business is currently the first FTSE 100 company with over 50% female board members.

Auto Trader aims to drive further efficiencies in the market, benefiting consumers, retailers and manufacturers, the advertising business said, “We created a dedicated working group tasked with implementing a strategy to ensure diversity and inclusion become part of our Company’s DNA.”

There are five out of nine board members believing to be women in Auto Trader.

The second company with highest female representation is GlaxiSmithKline who provide a “Accelerating Difference” programme offering coaching and support for high performing female managers.

“To accelerate our progress on inclusion and diversity, we are focusing particularly on increasing female representation in senior management and promoting LGBT+ inclusion throughout the organisation.”

GSK is believed to have four out of seven female board members.

RSA Insurance group are ranked third highest female company who committed to improving the gender balance in their business. Women in finance charter a joint commitment by financial services organisations to improve gender diversity in the financial services industry has three out of five.

Lastly, Severn Trent who promote greater female representation on listed company boards have three women board staff out of four.

The state-owned water authority develop a pipeline of diverse high calibre candidates for board level roles.

Mining remains one of the industries where women are least represented with men occupying most positions, a staggering thirteen percent of business women are in the biggest UK mining companies.

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