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Women board appointments slowing, says Cranfield study

10 April 2013 Last updated at 12:54 BST

Progress in appointing more women to board-level roles at top UK firms has slowed, according to a survey.

The Cranfield School of Management said that in the first half of the financial year 44% of board level appointments at FTSE 100 firms went to women, but that slowed to 26% in the second half.

Dr Sarah Rutherford, a consultant on diversity and gender, told the BBC that she believes businesses are using a specific pool of people with the same background.