Getting More Women into the Boardroom

On Wednesday evening I attended a private reception in London with many business leaders for an open discussion about the future role of women on boards. The discussion centred around the best way to implement the recommendations of the Davies Report (http://tinyurl.com/5tuws26).

But one thing puzzled me about this event: where were all the men?

At first I thought not many of us had been invited which I felt simply reinforces the problem of a lack of shared understanding and lack of commitment to change. It turned out that many men had been invited but hadn't turned up.

Does that suggest they are less concerned? After all, it doesn't impact their lives.

Or does it?