Hotbed of ‘untapped’ female talent ripe for boardroom positions
The recruitment company suggests that businesses operating in serviced offices and other buildings should be focused on fostering an environment that would lead to a culture in which the “right support and mentoring” would help women thrive in the boardroom in the long-run.
According to the Carmen Watson, managing director of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership, a sustainable model would help achieve this – meaning successive generations of female executives could rise to the top while maintaining the success of their business.
“It’s quite important that if we are having women go into boardrooms there should be the right framework there to ensure it is sustainable and helping that business to grow and achieve its profit,” she said.
A recent survey by the Financial Mail Women’s Forum found that only nine of 46 building societies interviewed had at least 25 per cent female representative in the boardroom.