• The 30% Club launched in 2010 with a goal of 30% women on UK FTSE-100 boards by 2015 - currently 20.4%, up from 12.6%.  Accelerated progress has been achieved through the leadership of Chairs and CEOs, our members.

    Increasing board diversity is key to driving profitable growth. Having a better balance - at least 30% senior female leaders - positively influences both a company's culture and the decision-making process.

  • We aim to meet this goal by:

    • Inspiring company leaders to appoint more women to executive and non-executive directorships;
    • Improving the pipeline below board level, to widen the talent pool available to business;
    • Supporting and encouraging successful women in business.

Welcome to the 30% Club

Information booklet

What our members say...

“Diversity for us is about getting the right balance of independence, skills, knowledge, outlooks and experience – and gender is an important part of that balance. It is obvious that women have a significant role to play at M&S, not least given the nature of our customer base and the profile of our staff. Female directors already account for 30% of the board and 32% of senior management. It is a significant area of development for our people across the business.”

Robert Swannell
Chairman, Marks and Spencer Group

“We have recently increased the number of female directors sitting on our board and have done so not to meet diversity targets, but for the invaluable skills and experience that each brings to the table. We now have four women among our 13 non-executive directors, accounting for a 31% share, and we fully expect to increase this representation further in the coming years.”

Douglas Flint
Group Chairman, HSBC Holding

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