Gender

Gender

The gender split in the East Riding is approximately 50% men and women.  Whilst life expectancy continues to increase in the East Riding, there is still a gap between life expectancy of males (79.2) and females (82.5) with people living longer in some parts of the East Riding than others.

 

Women on Boards – Davis Report [February 2011]

Corporate boards perform better when they include the best people who come from a range of perspectives and backgrounds.  The boardroom is where strategic decisions are made, governance applied and risk overseen. It is therefore imperative that boards are made up of competent high calibre individuals who together offer a mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds. This report presents practical recommendations to address the imbalance of poor representation of women on Boards.