Number of female held CEO positions in FTSE companies UK 2018

Number of female held CEO positions in FTSE companies in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018

by Daniel Clark, last edited Jun 19, 2019
Number of female held CEO positions in FTSE companies UK 2018 As of June 2018, only seven percent of FTSE 100 companies had a female chief executive officer at the helm of their organization. For FTSE 250 companies there were even fewer female CEOs with just five companies having a woman at the head of these businesses, representing just two percent of FTSE 250 companies overall.
Gender Pay Gap
In 2017 the difference between men and women’s median full-time hourly earnings amounted to 9.1 percent. By comparison, the gender pay gap in 2006 was 12.8 percent, indicating that some progress has been made to address the problem. The gender pay gap was also different across industries, with the financial sector having the largest gender pay gap at 35.7 percent.

Attitudes to gender equality
In terms of attitudes towards the gender pay gap, it was seen as the most important issue to 29 percent of Britons in 2019, while 70 percent of people were confident that if employers paid men and women the same then that would make a positive impact towards achieving gender equality overall.
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Number of female held CEO positions in FTSE companies in the United Kingdom (UK) as of June 2018

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by Daniel Clark, last edited Jun 19, 2019
As of June 2018, only seven percent of FTSE 100 companies had a female chief executive officer at the helm of their organization. For FTSE 250 companies there were even fewer female CEOs with just five companies having a woman at the head of these businesses, representing just two percent of FTSE 250 companies overall.
Gender Pay Gap
In 2017 the difference between men and women’s median full-time hourly earnings amounted to 9.1 percent. By comparison, the gender pay gap in 2006 was 12.8 percent, indicating that some progress has been made to address the problem. The gender pay gap was also different across industries, with the financial sector having the largest gender pay gap at 35.7 percent.

Attitudes to gender equality
In terms of attitudes towards the gender pay gap, it was seen as the most important issue to 29 percent of Britons in 2019, while 70 percent of people were confident that if employers paid men and women the same then that would make a positive impact towards achieving gender equality overall.
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