'Girl power' fizzling out in UK as only 2 of Britain's top 100 companies run by women
'Girl power' is fizzling out in the UK as only two of Britain's biggest 100 companies will be run by women after the boss of mining giant Anglo American quit yesterday.
Cynthia Carroll said it was the "right time" to leave after seven years at the firm, which owns Tarmac and most of diamond firm De Beers.
Her departure comes hot on the heels of Marjorie Scardino, who is leaving publisher Pearson after 16 years at the helm, the Daily Mirror reports.
The only female chief executives left in the FTSE 100 (Financial Times Stock Exchange) will be Angela Ahrendts at fashion group Burberry and Alison Cooper of Imperial Tobacco, the paper said.
Plans to impose quotas for women on company boards were postponed by the EU earlier this week, it added.