Boardroom gender diversity

Increasing gender diversity in FTSE100 boardrooms boosts financial performance, our researchers learned. 

Companies with three or more women directors significantly outperformed those with less diverse boards, revealed an analysis of 12-years of data carried out by Glasgow School for Business and Society researchers in partnership with DeMontfort University.  

The first study to examine gender diversity and firm performance in the UK, it found the positive effect on financial performance is "highly significant" when three or more women are appointed, compared to lower levels of female board representation.

Increasing female representation in the boardrooms will help achieve sustainable change in the workplace, responsible governance, and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Dr Sanjukta Brahma
Glasgow School for Business and Society