While running a number of successful Effective Board Member (EBM) programmes for young leaders, and expanding them into sport, Karl George knew it was time to address the issue of the lack of women on boards.
There has been much debate regarding the lack of – and in many cases the complete absence of – women on boards, a subject addressed by Lord Davies in his 2011 report Women On Boards.
In the report, Lord Davis said: “At the current rate of change, it will take over 70 years to achieve gender balanced boardrooms in the UK.”
Mr George developed the existing EBM programmes in order to try and help fill this gap.
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