Diversity: Senior industry leaders promote workplace diversity and inclusion
In February 2016, the government appointed Sir Philip Hampton and the late Dame Helen Alexander to chair an independent review to ensure that talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The government has just announced a new government-backed board had been set up to encourage business leaders to promote diversity and inclusion, in response to the Hampton-Alexander Review. It is called the Men As Change Agents (MACA) “Lead the Change” Board and they met for the first time on 25 September 2019. Some of their targets are:
- To help reach a target where 33% of executive level FTSE 350 business leaders are women by the end of 2020.
- That Board members will also work to increase ethnic diversity in an effort to ensure that each FTSE 100 board should have at least one ethnic minority director by 2021, and each FTSE 250 board should have at least one ethnic minority director by 2024.
Published: 24 October 2019
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