The Big Project

  • Peninah Thomson
  • Clare Laurent
  • Tom Lloyd


The ascent of women up the hierarchies of organisations, to boards and their equivalents, has accelerated in recent years, thanks in part to the stimulus provided by targets set by Lord Davies in his 2011 Women on Boards Review.


Life Balance Gender Balance Female Executive Company Board Permanent Secretary 
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© Peninah Thomson OBE, Clare Laurent and Tom Lloyd 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peninah Thomson
    • 1
  • Clare Laurent
  • Tom Lloyd
  1. 1.UK Foreign OfficeUK

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