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New report shows gender balance is in sight

Published in February 2024, our latest report shares insight and progress in delivering gender balance across FTSE 350 and 50 of the largest private companies.

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Who we are

The FTSE Women Leaders Review is the independent, business-led framework supported by Government which sets recommendations to improve the representation of women on the Boards and Leadership teams of the FTSE 350 and 50 of the UK’s largest private companies.

Building on a strong legacy thanks to the ground-breaking collaborative work of the Hampton-Alexander and Davies Reviews that came before, the Review adopts a unique entirely voluntary approach, working with business on a significant scale to achieve gender balance.

Progress so far

Our latest report demonstrates the progress we can make through working together towards a clear goal:

Women’s representation on Boards

Women’s representation in Leadership

FTSE statistic progressWhat’s next?

With 42% women on FTSE 350 Boards, many companies are reaping the rewards of diverse perspectives, improved governance and greater innovation. Now with just two years to go, businesses are urged to double down on their efforts to reach the 40% Women in Leadership target by the end of 2025.

Discover our story

When the Review started in 2011, 9.5% of FTSE 350 board members were women. Since then British business has been on a journey to increase women’s representation on Boards and Leadership teams across the FTSE 350 and 50 of the UK’s largest private companies.

How to bring about change

This helpful guide will provide you with tried and tested policies and ways of working that can support in creating a more equitable workplace for women.

Company rankings

View companies in scope of the Review and their ranking following our latest report.

Our reports

Our Reports from 2011 to present can be found in our Latest Reports section.

The path ahead

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Denise Wilson

Chief Executive

“There is no shortage of experienced, capable women, ambitious for themselves and for their organisations across all sectors of business today. Yet the appointment rate remains significantly skewed in favour of men. To make further and faster progress, this needs to change.

Nimesh Patel


“The Review’s success in reaching a significant milestone with Women on Boards reminds us of the difference we can make with clarity of purpose, taking accountability to drive change and remaining committed to the steps we must take every day. We have seen progress in 2023 across all dimensions, and we must now maintain focus and keep taking those steps forward.”

Nimesh Patel
Penny James

Penny James


“I am honoured to be part of the FTSE wl review. It stands for inclusion, striving for gender parity at the top of British Business and equality of opportunity for women. All women. We continue to make progress towards that goal, and in a world of many competing pressures we must maintain our focus.”

The Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP

Secretary of State for Business and Trade

“I’m pleased to see that FTSE 350 companies have surpassed this target, showing that change doesn’t always require top-down interventions but can occur when everyone is pushing in the same direction. This progress is very welcome, and I’d urge business to keep up this momentum to achieve better balance in leadership positions as well as in boardrooms.”

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