In 2016, The Pipeline conducted its first research into the FTSE 350 to analyse the state of gender diversity at executive and board level.
The Women Count series is the only study which reviews the role, value and number of women executives in the FTSE 350. The data was gathered through a mixed-methods approach examining company websites, annual and other reports and direct contact with companies.
49 FTSE 350 firms currently have Executive Committees made up of 25% women or more
In the FTSE 350 there were 2,038 members of Executive Committees, of these 318 (16%) were women
In the FTSE 100 there were 856 members of Executive Committee, of these 147 (17%) were Women
Companies with a woman CEO were, on average, likely to have more than twice the number of women on their Executive Committees than companies with a male CEO; and over three times the number of women in P&L roles