The initiative to increase the number of women CEOs in UK business

Join us to resolve the imbalance in women at senior executive levels.
Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever

In the words of our Lead Ambassadors

We are about

OPENING UP THE PATHWAYS TO CEO

We don’t have to redefine job specs for women. Women are as, and in my experience, often more capable. What we need is a system that encourages women to do their best and a system that is fair.

Bernard Looney

CEO, bp

BEING ACCOUNTABLE AND SETTING TARGETS

We have targets to get to a 50:50 gender balance.  These are not HR targets. These are business strategic priority targets, not quotas. That’s really important.

Alison Rose

CEO, Natwest Group

RESPONSIBLE LONG TERM SUCCESSION PLANNING

Strong and engaged succession planning is essential to ensure women are given the right opportunities at the right time.

Clare Woodman

Head of EMEA and CEO of Morgan Stanley International

CREATING CRITICAL MASS

I’ve been the first female CEO in three different companies. That is not something to shout about. That is why the goal has to be to ensure, through our collective effort and focus, there is a critical mass of female CEOs and we can simply be CEOs.

Dame Carolyn McCall

CEO, ITV

COLLECTIVE ENGAGEMENT

We’ve joined 25×25 because there’re not enough women in senior leadership or indeed CEO positions right across the FTSE100. So I think it’s important that likeminded companies such as BAE Systems get together to share what we’re learning and accelerate the collective progress.

Dr Charles Woodburn

CEO, BAE Systems

ATTRACTING NEW TALENT

We operate in a fiercely competitive recruitment market and I have to attract talent from across the range of the U.K. employment pool, and that requires us to be as attractive an employer to women or people from any background.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston

Chief of Air Staff, Royal Air Force

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New Members

Milena Mondini de Focatiis

CEO, Admiral

Susan Davy

CEO, Pennon Group

June Felix

CEO, IG Group

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