Gender balance in UK retail leadership

Women in retail

Woman with sea background Karina van den Oever

By: Farai Mauchaza, Karina van den Oever
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Inclusivity, empowerment and flexibility. The failure to turn these industry ‘buzzwords’ into tangible reality has resulted in gender imbalance in retail boardrooms. Our 2016 report, discussing the commercial advantage of more women in the boardroom, described these themes:

  • Inclusivity
  • Empowerment
  • Flexibility

Almost two years on from our report, we caught up with those we had interviewed to see if things had changed, both across the industry and within their own organisations. The results? Mixed…