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Women have raced into the boardroom, but now comes the hard part

By Pilita Clark

05 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

There's been much progress getting women into boardrooms and executive suites in the UK’s biggest listed companies. But there remain relatively few female chief executives and chairs, reports The FT.

What might an insurer, a housebuilder and two water companies have in common in early 21st-century Britain?

Here’s one answer: if you checked the UK’s biggest listed companies at the end of January, these four businesses would have been among the only ones with a female chief executive and chair.

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