The initiative to increase the number of women CEOs
Join us to improve gender balance at executive levels.
The 25×25 Framework
In the words of our Lead Ambassadors
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.
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.
CEO, NatWest Group
SUSTAINABLE SUCCESSION PLANNING
“Strong and engaged succession planning is essential to ensure women are given the right opportunities at the right time.
Head of EMEA and CEO 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
“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
Group 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 UK 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