At MWM, we have a long history of commitment to enhancing the gender diversity of the Boards and top teams of our clients, without losing sight of the overriding need to optimise overall Board and organisational effectiveness. Over the past decade, nearly 30% of our NED appointments have been of women.
We have supported the appointments of nearly 15% of the women currently sitting on FTSE 100 Boards.
Over the last 3 years, c. 45% of our FTSE Non-Executive Director appointments have been women. Within that period, c. 60% of our female appointments have been to their first FTSE 350 Board (over 90% of our FTSE 100 women appointees were appointed to their first FTSE 100).
Voluntary Code of Conduct
In 2011, we were one of the five leading executive search firms who drew up the industry’s Code of Conduct on promoting gender diversity and we continue to play a leading role in its adoption and development.
The Code was most recently updated in July 2014 to reflect the findings of the independent review of its effectiveness by Charlotte Sweeney (Taking the Next Step).
Voluntary Code of Conduct for Search Firms PDF
Women For Boards
In 2009 (two years before the Davies Report), we launched our Women for Boards initiative, aimed at helping rising female talent to secure their first Board roles on FTSE 250 or FTSE 350 companies. One of the initiatives arising from this was the creation of a calibrated database of c. 450 high potential women who have the experience and capacity to take on a Non-Executive role
Women for Boards PDF
Reflecting our longstanding commitment and track record, we were one of the initial firms awarded FTSE 350 accredited status by the Davies Steering Group in September 2014. For further information please visit:
Executive search firms: Davies Review Accreditation
Women For ExCos
In addition to our work around Women for Boards we are equally focused on Women on Executive Committees as illustrated in our research:
Cracking the Code
See example Case Study of our diversity work in the Executive ranks.
Case Study: Women in Finance