The government has been warned it will miss its target of 25% female representation on boards of FTSE 100 companies by next year unless there is a boardroom hiring drive. Official figures released on Wednesday show that while the appointment of women to Britain's top boardrooms is rising, progress is too slow to achieve the target set by Lord Davies of Abersoch in 2011. Read more >>
This cartoon by Kipper Williams from The Guardian shows an all-male board voting to keep women out of the board room. The compay name Glass Ceiling Manufacturers is a reference to the term glass ceiling, used to describe "the unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements."
A boardroom is a large room where the board of a company or other organization (= the group of people who control it) hold formal meetings, usually with one large table around which everyone sits.
• Classic 'Punch' cartoon