Here’s Why British Firms Say Their Boards Lack Women. Prepare to Cringe.

by Amie Tsang, The New York Times

LONDON — “We have one woman already on the board, so we are done — it is someone else’s turn.”

“All the ‘good’ women have already been snapped up.”

“Most women don’t want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board.”

Those were just a few of the worst explanations given to a British review investigating the lack of women on corporate boards in the country, the latest effort by British government officials to shame companies into addressing workplace gender disparities.

Read more here.

Follow Amie Tsang on Twitter: @amietsang.

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B3 of the New York edition with the headline: Here’s Why British Firms Say Their Boards Lack Women. Prepare to Cringe.. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe

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