The BBC just published news on rankings of companies with female representation at board level. See http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41914806 for more info.
In line with previous blog posts and tweets, I’d like to suggest women start voting with their feet in order to encourage good behaviour all round and put pressure on for change – especially since the WEF gender gap report shows a negative trend this year (things have actually got worse for women globally in 2017). This means seeking out products and consumer choice, business / research / Edu partnering with those companies and organisations who conform to our gender ethics, and boycotting and sanctioning those who do not.
So, according to the latest BBC highlighted rankings mentioned above, the top ten companies and organisations to endorse and promote this week are:
Highest ranked FTSE 100 firms for women on boards and in leadership
2. Severn Trent
6. Merlin Entertainments
7. Old Mutual
9. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
10. Intercontinental Hotels Group
And the bottom 10 to avoid, boycott and sanction might be:
Lowest ranked FTSE 100 firms for women on boards and in leadership
100. London Stock Exchange Group
99. Mediclinic International
94. Smurfit Kappa Group
92. Babcock International
91. International Consolidated Airlines Group
90. Paddy Power Betfair
These guys need to try harder. It’s time for women to use gender ethical decision making for all products, services and commercial endorsement through purchase, partnering or employment.