With EU lawyers warning that compulsory quotas of women on boards is not enforceable, justice commissioner Viviane Reding this week postponed the launch of the 40% quota for non-executive directors to make up the boards of listed companies.
Currently only 12-15 per cent of FTSE 100 company directors are women and there is clearly an imbalance that needs be redressed. This problem only gets worse when you bring technology into the equation. While women make up 49% of the UK labour force, they account for just 16% of IT and telecom professionals. Yet according to a Catalyst report, companies with women on management teams have a 34% higher return on investment.
Nicoll Curtin Recruitment is running an event for Women Leaders in Banking Technology. The event will bring together around 30 senior women in the technology sector to hear Karin Cook, COO for HSBC’s Global Private Banking business, talk about her career to date and how she has reached a position of great responsibility for one of the world’s leading banks.
Lawrence Hargreaves, MD, Nicoll Curtin comments “Our aim as a recruiter is to bring the best possible person to the role. However, clearly there are real business drivers for companies to appoint women in senior positions both in technology and otherwise. The focus of this event is to act as a bridging mechanism to connect senior women within a focused forum, to their share knowledge and experience.”
The event takes place on Wednesday 21 November at Eight Private Members Club, 1 Change Alley, London, EC3V 3ND. Attendance is by booking in advance.
About Nicoll Curtin
Nicoll Curtin is a specialist IT recruitment agency placing contract and permanent IT experts on a contingency basis in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. We work with a portfolio of high profile multinational clients in the banking and finance, commercial and public sectors. They are experts in IT recruitment London as well as other locations.
Accolades include; Best IT Recruiter in The Recruiter Awards 2012, Best Small Companies to work for and Virgin Fast Track 100 listed in 2010.
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