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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The “Fearless Girl” Has More Battles to Fight to Achieve Parity

November 2017. HuffPost. "The installment of the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street focused the entire world’s attention on just how few women there are running large U.S. companies. But gender inequality in the workplace, including the gender pay gap, is far from a problem in just the United States. It ...

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 2017. World Economic Forum. "Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap ...

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“Being a Woman on the Board”

November 2017. Suzanne Hopgood Blog. Article published by Suanne Hopgood discussing women on boards. Article: Being a Woman on the Board   More from this blog.

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Women & minorities are 50% of new directors at big companies—but the global gender gap could now take 100 years to close

November 2017. Moneyish. "Score one for corporate feminism. For all the depressing recent news about sexual and workplace harassment of women, some underrepresented minorities did notch up notable successes this year. According to Spencer Stuart, a recruitment firm, women and ethnic minorities comprised half of the 397 independent directors added at S&P ...

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CPPIB using its shareholder votes to push for more women on corporate boards: CEO

November 2017. Times Colonist. "Canada's largest retirement fund manager is pushing to have more women on corporate boards because diversity makes for better business decisions, CPPIB chief executive Mark Machin said Friday. 'This is a high priority for us,' Machin said in an interview after Canada Pension Plan Investment Board released its ...

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Women Are Rising Up the U.K. Corporate Ladder, But Not Fast Enough

November 2017. Bloomberg. "For all the talk of wanting more women in positions of power, the number of female executives in Britain’s biggest traded companies has barely shifted. That is the analysis of this year’s Female FTSE Board Report, a much-watched piece of research by Cranfield University that is backed by ...

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Female FTSE Index

2017. Cranfield School of Management. "Since 1999, our annual Female FTSE benchmarking report has provided a regular measure of the number of women executive directors on the corporate boards of the UK's top 100 companies. The Female FTSE Index is announced each year, and attracts considerable press attention in the UK and ...

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CSA Releases Results of New Findings and Trends on Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

November 2017. Lexology. "On October 5, 2017, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian provinces and territories, apart from BC and Prince Edward Island, released their third annual review of women serving on boards and in executive officer positions. Their findings were published in CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-309 – Staff ...

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Women make few inroads in top ranks

November 2017. Crain's Detroit Business. "Women's representation in the boardrooms of Michigan's public companies has barely budged in the past decade. In the executive suite, the lack of progress is even more stark. Women today occupy only 15 percent of board seats at Michigan's top 100 companies by market capitalization, according to ...

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RRD Takes the ParityPledge as Part of Its Commitment to Improving the Pathway for Women in Leadership Positions

November 2017. Printing Impressions. "R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a leading global provider of multichannel solutions for marketing and business communications, announced it has taken the ParityPledge, building on its commitment to improving the pathway for women in leadership positions." More information here.

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