Demand for more women in boardrooms
Firms have been told to more than double the number of women on their boards by 2015, or face government measures.
Former minister Lord Davies of Abersoch has urged FTSE 350 companies to boost the percentage of women at the board table to 25% by 2015.
But he stopped short of imposing quotas, unless voluntary measures fail.
Nicola Horlick, co-founder of Bramdean Asset Management spoke to the BBC.