A seat at the table 2015

Brenda Trenowden, BCom'89
profile from 2015

Brenda Trenowden, BCom’89, is an ardent supporter of the 30% Club, an initiative to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. There’s a compelling business case for reducing the gender gap, she told Smith Magazine in 2015. “There are many different women’s groups out there, and we’re all trying to improve gender balance,” Brenda said. “The difference with the 30% Club is that it’s a campaign.”

The group’s founder, Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management, had a vision, Brenda explained. “She said that while we’d been talking about this for years, we hadn’t moved the needle, the numbers weren’t changing. What we needed was for the people in charge – the CEOs and chairs of boards – to drive this as a business-led initiative.

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“The difference with the 30% Club is that it’s a campaign.”