Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Xmas

I’d like to thank this blog’s subscribers, and supporters of Campaign for Merit in Business more generally, for all your support (financial and other) in 2012. The number of subscribers and supporters is growing beyond our most optimistic  forecasts. In 2012 … Continue reading

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Transcript of the session in which Mike Buchanan and others contributed to the House of Commons inquiry into ‘Women in the Workplace’

The following is a link to the transcript of the session in which I gave evidence (along with Catherine Hakim, Steve Moxon and Heather McGregor): http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmselect/cmbis/c754-i/c75401.htm

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Exposure in the ‘Daily Telegraph’

My thanks to Francesca for directing me to a blog posted today by Louisa Peacock of the Daily Telegraph. I had the pleasure of meeting Louisa after the 20 November House of Commons select committee hearing to which I gave … Continue reading

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Our Freedom of Information Act request to Vince Cable MP (update, 19.12.12)

We’ve just received legal advice to the effect that the UK government lacks the legal ‘competence’ to legislate for gender quotas on UK corporate boards, from which it follows that the threat to FTSE100 companies is a hollow one. I’ve just … Continue reading

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A public challenge to Sir Roger Carr

Regular visitors to this site will need no reminding about the central role in the ‘improving’ gender diversity in the boardroom (‘GDITB’) initiative played by Sir Roger Carr, chairman of Centrica, and currently President of the CBI. He doesn’t personally claim that … Continue reading

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The 30% club celebrates its second anniversary. Hurrah.

My thanks to Tel Aviv-based gender diversity advocate Daniella Alpher for her blog piece on yesterday’s celebration by the 30% club of its second anniversary. Two years of assaulting the British business sector, with the collaboration of many FTSE100 chairmen. Hurrah. Daniella’s … Continue reading

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