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Women in the Boardroom 24 September 2009
Why are there still so few of them?

A survey by the Guardian newspaper showed that still only 1 in 15 boardroom seats in the FTSE 100 are occupied by women, indicating very little change has taken place in the last few years. So does the glass ceiling remain firmly in place for women wanting to gain entry to senior roles in a blue chip company? And what needs to happen for more definitive progress to be made? Jenni is joined by Peninah Thomson, author of A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom , who has spent the last five years running the FTSE cross-company mentoring programme supporting women to apply for top jobs, and writer and broadcaster Janet Street Porter, who claims the so-called glass ceiling for women is actually made of reinforced concrete.

A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom by Peninah Thomson and Jacey Graham is published by Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 9781403996831

Don't let the b*****ds get you down by Janet Street Porter is published by Quadrille Publishing Limited Being on 2nd October, ISBN 978-1-84400-704-2
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