Should we worry about the method in which a company meets its diversity targets? Surely, the important issue is that the targets are being met. 

A report from the Quoted Companies Alliance, Norman Broadbent and BDO, however, demonstrates that the UK's largest companies are meeting diversity targets by appointing more women as non-executive directors, yet the number of women appointed as directors is failing to keep pace. 

FTSE 100 firms having more females in the boardroom whether non-executive or executive directors is to be applauded, but there is still a long way to go until there is equal representation in the boardroom.