Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Moves for More Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards

March 2017. Office of the Illinois State Treasurer. "More women and minorities need to serve on corporate boards, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. Frerichs will use his role as Illinois’ chief investment officer to encourage greater boardroom diversity. A corporate board without women and minorities typically does not reflect its ...

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Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Initiative Launches on International Women’s Day

March 2017.  Catalyst. "More than 40 high-profile CEOs and top leaders commit to continuing to accelerate diversity, inclusion and gender equality. A transformational diversity and inclusion initiative launched today called Catalyst CEO Champions for Change. The effort, developed by Catalyst – a global thought leader and partner in accelerating the progress ...

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State Street Global Advisors advocates for more women on corporate boards

March 2017. Boston Globe. "State Street Global Advisors said it has adopted new guidelines to press 3,500 public companies in which it invests to increase the number of women on their boards. The Boston-based investment giant, an arm of State Street Corp., manages nearly $2.5 trillion for institutional investors, predominantly in ...

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State Street Takes A Stand

March 2017.  Wall Street Journal. "Firms won’t have an exact quota for compliance with State Street’s mandate, but must prove they attempted to improve a lack of diversity." "Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors on Tuesday will begin pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at ...

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Females in the F500

March 2017.  Fortune Knowledge Group. "Females in the F500. Besides the women you see at the top, it's sometimes hard to get visibility into the Fortune 500 and know which companies are truly making strides towards gender equality. To that end, the Fortune Knowledge Group put together a gender diversity index of the ...

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2016 Spencer Stuart Board Index

March 2017. Spencer Stuart. Report Here: Spencer-Stuart-US-Board-Index-2016_16Dec2016 Highlights of the 2016 Report:  ·        Women now comprise 21% of all S&P 500 directors, up from 20% in 2015, and from 15% a decade ago. ·        S&P500 Boards average 2.3 female directors, compared with 1.6 in 2006. ·        Six S&P 500 boards (1%) have no women directors; whereas ...

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Gender diversity on US boards in 2017

March 2017. EY. Board Diversity video from EY. Gender diversity on US boards in 2017

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In Trump era, a call for corporate board diversity

February 2017.  Chicago Tribune. "A new report is out and it chronicles one of corporate America's oldest epic fails: An inability to fill major corporate boards with more women and minorities — the very groups that are increasingly becoming consumer, commercial and social powerhouses. As the Tribune reported this week, the nation's ...

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A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate

January 2017.  The New York Times. "Once a year, a small group of executives who control trillions of dollars in American companies meet for lunch in Manhattan. Among the things they discuss: pushing for greater say in how companies are run. It is an elite gathering, but you will not see ...

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Sweden: Government Drops Gender Quota Proposal for Corporate Boards

January 2017. Bloomberg BNA. "The Swedish government has dropped a proposal (2016:32) that would have imposed mandatory gender quotas for the boards of major companies. In a Jan. 18 statement, the committee charged with drafting the proposal said that it had not gained sufficient support in parliament and alternative measures aimed ...

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