Women on boards reports

This collection brings together all documents relating to women on boards.

Reports on the measures in Lord Davies ‘Women on boards review’ published in February 2011.

The review:

  • identified barriers preventing more women reaching the boardroom
  • made recommendations on what government and business could do to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards

The Women on Boards steering board meets every 6 months to consider progress against these measures and reports annually to assess whether sufficient progress is being made.


  1. FTSE women leaders: Hampton-Alexander review
  2. Women on boards: 5 year summary (Davies review)
  3. Women on boards: executive search firms signed up to the code of conduct
  4. Women on boards 2015: fourth annual review
  5. Inspirational women in business
  6. Women on boards: 6 month monitoring report - October 2014
  7. Executive search firms: enhanced code of conduct - accreditation process
  8. Standard voluntary code of conduct: executive search firms
  9. Women on boards 2014: third annual review
  10. Women on boards: voluntary code for executive search firms
  11. Women on boards 2013: second annual review
  12. Women on boards 2012: first annual review
  13. Women on boards: six month monitoring report, October 2011
  14. Women on boards: review
Published 20 May 2013
Last updated 29 October 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Women on boards: 5 year summary (Davies review)'.
  2. Added the fourth annual review.
  3. Added 6 monthly monitoring report for October 2014.
  4. Code of conduct for executive search firms added.
  5. Adding latest report
  6. 'Women on boards: voluntary code for executive search firms' added
  7. First published.