Female executives need chance, claims Cameron


Ensuring women have a chance at getting top boardroom jobs should be a priority.

That's according to prime minister David Cameron, who believes that more development opportunities need to made available to high-flying female executives, reports managers.org.uk.

Cameron spoke at a Northern Future Forum summit in Stockholm, pledging that Britain needs to learn lessons from the Nordic and Baltic nations. In addition, he also noted that an extra £42 billion would be pumped into the economy if "British female entrepreneurship reached the same level as in the US".

As a result, more women may find themselves getting involved in leadership training schemes in order to adequately prepare themselves for a position at the top.

Mr Cameron claimed, cited by This Is Money: "The drive for more women in business is not simply about equal opportunity, it's about effectiveness. It's about quality, not just equality.

"The evidence is that there is a positive link between women in leadership and business performance, so if we fail to unlock the potential of women in the labour market, we're not only failing those individuals, we're failing our whole economy," he added.

Currently, only 15 per cent of the FTSE 100 have female directors and one in ten of Britain's biggest firms still have all-male boards.

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