Women on boards: closing the gender gap

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Women on boards: closing the gender gap

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


In 2010 Helena Morrissey founded the 30% Club, a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to ensuring better gender balance at all levels of their organisation. The following year, the Davies Review set a target to achieve 25 per cent of women's representation on boards of FTSE 100 companies by 2015.

In conversation with Professor Simonetta Manfredi, Director of Oxford Brookes' Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP), Lord Davies and Helena will reflect on what has been achieved since these targets were set.

Crucially, they will also discuss what remains to be done to finally close the gender gap.

About the Speakers

Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE

Lord Davies of Abersoch is a Partner and Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services. He is also Chairman of the Royal Academy of Arts Trustees, Jack Wills and the Garden Bridge Trust. He was Minister for Trade, Investment, Small Business and Infrastructure from January 2009 until May 2010.

Helena Morrissey CBE

Helena Morrissey is CEO of Newton Investment Management, Chair of the Investment Association and founder of the 30% Club.