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Where have all the women gone?
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The Evening Standard tonight hosts a high-level debate examining why so few women are represented in the top boardrooms.

The event will be streamed live here between 6.45pm and 8pm. You can send us your questions now via twitter #womenonboards.

A panel of some the capital’s most successful female high-flyers will discuss why it is still so hard for women to climb to the very summit of their professions, and what needs to change.

The debate, called A Seat at the Top Table is chaired by BBC correspondent Jon Sopel and includes barrister and judge Cherie Booth QC, chief operating officer of the BBC Caroline Thomson and Helena Morrissey, chief executive officer of City fund manager Newton Investment.

It comes against a backdrop of still-slow progress towards greater boardroom diversity.

Not one woman has been appointed to an executive directorship at an FTSE-100 company over the past year.

Note: To view the discussion, scroll forward to 43:20 when the discussion begins. I don’t know why Evening Standard has uploaded a video that shows nothing for 43 minutes.

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