The annual, 'Leadership 10,000 Report', published by Green Park recruitment consultancy agency, has revealed that there are only ten BAME people working in leadership roles in the FTSE 100 companies. The report also shows that the proportion of BAME executives has remained stagnant at 3.3% for the past six years!
Furthermore, I was disappointed to read that there has been a fall in ethnic minority representation on boards, down to 7.4% from 8.8% in 2018.
That means that 47 companies still have an all-white staffed board and executive director level.
The overall commentary seems to advocate that companies want to do more, but are not sure where to start. My personal view is that the FTSE 100 companies have to start leading by example, and push equality for all from the top down.