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The Indian women breaking through the glass ceiling

8 November 2013 Last updated at 18:50 GMT

New research has found the numbers of women in the board room in the UK is creeping up.

Women now account for 19% of board positions in the 100 largest listed companies.

That is still below target levels, and there are only 2 female chief executives.

But one country now making significant inroads, particularly in finance, is India where no fewer than eight major banks are led by women.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports