The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee announced last week that it was launching an enquiry into women in the workplace. The Committee will consider if the recommendations set out in a previous “Women on Boards” review have been acted upon and, as part of that process, asks for submissions on:
- to what extent should investors take into account the percentage of women on boards when considering company reporting and appointments to the board?
- why are there still so few women in senior positions on boards and what are the benefits of having a greater number?
- how successful is the headhunters’ voluntary code of conduct?
The Committee will also consider issues such as the impact of the current economic crisis on female employment and the promotion of part-time working.