This week in our Women in Comms roundup: UK calls for an end to the old boy's network; Microsoft apologizes for its poor taste; inspiring women inventors and computer scientists; and more.
In another study out of the UK this week, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found that nearly one third of the UK's biggest companies largely rely on personal networks to identify new board members. These posts aren't advertised; they're filled via personal referrals, which has helped perpetuate the "old boy's network." As a result, more than 60% of the UK's largest 350 firms have not met a voluntary target of employing 25% female board members.
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms