Penguin Random House's Gail Rebuck: Pipeline of Women Execs Is 'Woefully Low'
Penguin Random House chair Gail Rebuck has said the pipeline of women executives in FTSE 100 companies is “woefully low” and that she is “quite close” to being in favour of quotas, should things not be seen to be moving in “the right direction”.
Speaking at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference yesterday (14th June) in conversation with journalist and TV presenter Mariella Frostrup, on the subject of women in senior positions in business and in publishing, Rebuck said of the FTSE 100 companies: "I’m moving towards quotas actually. Quite close. I’m waiting to see where the numbers go both in terms of boards and pipeline before I pronounce. If we’re not going in the right direction, you will find me nailing my colours to the quota mast.”