Women Directors in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 350

This project was aimed at investigating the career progression of women directors as well as the gender structure of boards of FTSE 100 companies, from 2010-2017.

Research Questions 

How the positions and relationships of women directors in the interlocking directorate networks or UK FTSE 100 companies could have an impact on them acquiring more directorship positions.


  • Network analysis of interlocks
  • In-depth interviews 
  • Multimode analysis

Project Lead/ Supervisors 

Professor Heather McGregor 

Co-Investigators/ RAs/ PhDs

Journals and Dissemination 

Conference papers (BAM, INSNA etc); Administrative Science Quarterly (under review); Gender in Management (accepted); Management Decision (under review).

A census of all directors in the FTSE 100 between 2010-2017 through publicly available records. Targeted interviews


Edinburgh Business School