Tuesday 19 September 2017

Gender equality in the boardroom won't just happen - the State has to bring more women into leader roles

President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing ceremony with Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
President Barack Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing ceremony with Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland. Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Siobhan McAleer

'Women represent 50pc of humanity, they should have a 50pc say in the decisions affecting them."

These were the words of Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador to the US (pictured inset in 2013 with then US president Barack Obama) at the 30% Club Ireland Annual CEO and Chairs Conference.

The 30% Club was launched as a campaign in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30pc women on FTSE-100 boards.

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