According to a new report from Experian's BusinessIQ, the overall number of directors in the UK increased from 4.3 million in 2007 to five million in 2012 and during this period, the rate of new female directors outstripped the male rate, with 240,000 more women in executive positions.
Max Firth, UK managing director for Experian's Business Information Services division, explained that up until now, many similar surveys have only focused their research on FTSE companies.
"We've used our extensive database, comprising nearly three million companies and 100 industry sectors, to show a more in-depth picture of the number of female directors across the UK," he added.
However, he explained that more needs to be done to ensure that women are offered jobs in industries which are traditionally male dominated.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Director News