Ashurst elects Madrid partner as first female board member By The Lawyer 21 November 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 14:09 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 21 November 2011 at 14:10 First female board member? Really? I’d love to know how many other firms haven’t had a female board member yet. It just seems so antiquated. Reply Link Anonymous 22 November 2011 at 17:46 Read Lord Davies’ report on diversity on corporate boards – the business case for having a more diverse board is so compelling, firms which fail in this regard are looking at reduced turnover and profits compared with those firms which have embraced diversity. Therefore, I would not say “how many other firms have not had” but “DO NOT CURRENTLY have” at least one female board member. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.