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Figures obtained by ITV Anglia show that our region falls far behind the national average in terms of the number of female directors there are. Suffolk has the highest number of Company Directors at just 20%, In Norfolk that figure drops to 16%. Cambridgeshire, known for its hi-tech businesses and supposed modern working practises has just 13 % of women in the boardroom while in Essex the situation is even worse, where women represent just 12% of directors. The national average is 26%
Female business leaders say more flexibility at work and better maternity conditions would help improve these figures.