Following our recent Linked In post (Women Should Not be News) on the fact that women being included on company boards is unfortunately staggering enough to keep making news, we are delighted to announce that the number of female chief executives in the FTSE 100 is to increase to seven. Seven! The world’s gone mad. This is after Susan Davy was named as the new chief of South West Water.
In addition, Amanda Blanc is becoming Aviva’s chief executive and Gill Rider is the new chair of Pennon which also boasts a female chief executive.
Perhaps…just perhaps…we are at the very summit of the slippery slope to equality. Let’s hope so.