The map below highlights the lack of female representation on start-up boards across UK regions. Surprisingly, London fares as one of the worst represented regions with only 6.72% of board members being made up of females. The North West and East of England come up top with 16.85% an 14.29% respectively.

The graph shows how female representation on start-up boards has been in decline since 2010, while on the other hand FTSE companies have been growing their female board presence at an impressive rate. This has resulted in the gap between start-ups and FTSE 100 companies quadrupling in the last 5 years!