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Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire 9:30 am, 2nd July 2015

It is great news that the Institute of Directors has appointed its first female chair in its 112-year history, but the fact remains that women still make up only about 20% of the membership of boards. Does my right hon. Friend agree that one of the key ways to redress the balance is by encouraging and inspiring more female executives?