CFO route 'most common for female executives'


The percentage of female directors in the FTSE 100 increased to 15 percent from a three-year plateau of 12 percent, according to Sealy's latest report published on Tuesday. However, the percentage of women in executive directorship roles lagged those of non-executive positions, the report said.

Sealy said that recruiting more women into executive director roles will "take more application on the part of the organisations".

"It's a longer term [process] but that will provide the sustainability for keeping the percentages good," she added.

"It requires different actions and they are not yet being addressed properly."