Michelle Mone
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Ignoring women 'holds back UK economy'

Ignoring women's potential in the workplace is holding back the UK economy, according to a new campaign.

There are currently 2.4 million women in Britain who are not working but who want to.

It is claimed many could find jobs if flexible working practices were adopted and that economic output could increase by 10% by 2030 if men and women participated equally in the workplace.

Currently, few women get to the top in business; just over two years ago there were only five women running companies in the top 100 listed firms, while today there are only three.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

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