Board Diversity At An Impasse?

June 2017. Heidrick & Struggles. The study points out that for the first time in ten years, the percentage of newly selected F500 directors who are women has dropped – from 29.8% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016.  Just 117 of 421 new directors are women.  The implication is that the ...

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State Street Votes Against 400 Companies Citing Gender Diversity

July 2017. Fox Business. "Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors voted against the reelection of directors at 400 companies this year on grounds they failed to take steps to add women to their boards. The money manager, a unit of custody bank State Street Corp., said it discovered that 476 companies ...

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Investors want more women, minorities on corporate boards

July 2017. The Boston Globe. "What do Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix have in common? Not a single person of color sits on their corporate boards. For that reason alone, the Massachusetts pension fund refused this year to support the slate of board nominees recommended by each company. When it comes to diversity in ...

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Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

July 2017.  The New York Times. "It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers. A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and ...

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Women occupy record 12% of board seats in Singapore

July 2017. International Business Times. "Singapore-listed companies are getting more women on to company boards, with research showing women participation exceeding 10 percent for the first time. The top 100 largest primary-listed companies achieved 12.2 percent women's participation on boards from 10.9 percent six months ago, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) said ...

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BlackRock supports effort to boost number of women board members

July 2017.  Reuters. "BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) voted for eight proposals pushing U.S. and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards' diversity during the most recent quarter, the world's largest asset manager said on Thursday. BlackRock said it supported the shareholder motions to press companies to develop or disclose policies geared to ...

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Treasurer Goldberg Announces Release of “Bringing Diversity on Board” Report

July 2017. Massachusetts State Treasury. "State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the release of a comprehensive report from her 'Bringing Diversity on Board' initiative, an effort she launched earlier this year to help corporate leaders advance diversity in the boardroom. In May, Goldberg organized three roundtables in Boston that brought together ...

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The Thirty Percent Coalition Commends 151 Companies Adding Women to their Boards of Directors following its Adopt a Company Campaign

July 2017. IT Business Net. "Representing more than $3.2 trillion in assets under management, the Thirty Percent Coalition's institutional investors are committed to increasing diversity in the public company boardroom. Following the Coalition's Adopt a Company Campaign which began in January 2012, 151 companies have now appointed a woman to their boards. ...

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Quotas should be considered if private sector can’t get act together: Chris Bowen

July 2017. Women's Agenda. "Gender equality will boost Australia’s economy and quotas on ASX-listed companies might be necessary to help us get there, according to the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen. Speaking at the Women In Economics Network yesterday, Bowen said Australia is making far too little progress in dealing with gender inequality. 'Quotas ...

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Is the “Fearless Girl” Crying?

June 2017. Directors & Boards. "As corporations and investors are pushing for more gender diversity on boards, it seems that progress has stalled. According to a report by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles released Tuesday, the number of new director appointments who were women fell 2% in 2016, to 27.8%. At this ...

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Just 12% of all board seats filled by women in IndiaJust 12% of all board seats filled by women in India Read more at: http://www.millenniumpost.in/business/business-248820

June 2017. Millennium Posts. "Women still go largely under- represented on corporate boards and hold just 12.4 per cent of board seats in India, slightly lower than the global average of 15 per cent, says a Deloitte report. The percentage of women in top leadership roles is even lower as they ...

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