The publisher has made a commitment to having at least 30% women on their board and senior management team by 2023.
Reach PLC, the publisher of consumer magazine OK!, has joined the 30% club.
This means the publisher has made an explicit commitment to making sure 30% of their board and senior management team are women by 2023. Reach has also committed to greater representation for people of colour.
The pledge has been signed by chairman Nicholas Prettejohn who said: “Media organisations have a responsibility to represent the diversity of their audiences and joining the 30% Club is an important step to achieving this. Greater leadership diversity will strengthen the business at every level and put it in great stead to face the future."
30% Club Global Chair and Executive Vice Chair at Mastercard Ann Cairns commented on the importance of initiatives like this: "While there has been good progress on gender diversity on boards in recent years, there is so much more to be done.
Diversity in governance is a business imperative for any company, and I sincerely hope other major publishers will commit to at least 30% gender diversity on their boards and senior management teams in the not too distant future."