We’ve Come A Long Way On Equal Pay, But Now We Must Burst Right Through That Class Ceiling

That’s why yesterday, I was delighted to jointly announce a new ambition to have 33 per cent of the roles on the executive committees at our biggest companies – and the layer below that – going to women. Working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and an independent review led by the respected business figures, Sir Philip Hampton and Dame Helen Alexander, this ambition means we will get more women as Regional or Divisional Heads, Chief Finance Officers and Chief Operating Officers, and of course more women Chief Executives! That means more women like Carolyn McCall, who’s the CEO for Easyjet or Moya Greene, who is the first female CEO at Royal Mail.

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