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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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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The number of new female board members actually dropped last year

June 2017. The Washington Post. "The push to get more women onto corporate boards of directors is getting a lot of attention lately: Investors have been urging companies to make it a priority, Uber came under fire after a director cracked a joke about more women in the boardroom, and a Wall Street statue of ...

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Only this company has a board that is 80% female

June 2017. USA Today. "At a time when the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards is under the microscope, an online travel booking service says that it has become the only publicly traded U.S. company to have a board of directors that is 80% female.That milestone for Travelzoo, a company that guides ...

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