The UK government is still vehemently opposed to European Union imposed quotas over the number of women companies have to employ under new regulations.
Speak to IBTimes TV at the Women in the City event in London, Professor Susan Vinnicombe OBE, who heads a benchmark government-commissioned Female FTSE Board Report, said Whitehall and the Cranfield School of Management is still largely opposed to 'box ticking' quotas.
She adds that a lot of progress has been made towards 'breaking the glass ceiling.'
Vinnicombe was one of the panel of judges at this year's Women in the City annual awards ceremony that aims to promotes, recognises and awards female talent.
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