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Maloney unveils new GAO report showing rampant disparities against women in corporate boardrooms, demands SEC take action

January 2016. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) today unveiled a new report from the Government Accountability Office, which shows women are severely underrepresented on corporate boards, taking up just 16 percent of seats in the boardroom. The study, which Maloney requested in May 2014, shows that even if the rate of ...

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GAO Report on Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements

January 2016. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently released its much-awaited report Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements. The GAO found that representation of women on the boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies has been increasing, but greater gender balance could take many years, and estimated that ...

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Female Executives Aren’t Making it Into the Boardroom

March 2016. According to a Wall Street Journal blog post, female C-Suite executives are selected less often then men for board seats. Read about it here (behind a pay wall).

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Icahn, Loeb and Other Activists Overlook Women for Board Seats

March 2016. A recent Bloomberg article reports that Icahn and other corporate activists have ignored women in naming directors to boards - "Carl Icahn has nominated 42 people to fill 94 board seats at public companies ranging from EBay Inc. to Herbalife Ltd. in the past five years. Not a single ...

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Men Blame Women For the Lack of Female Board Members

February 2016. A new study by Harvard Business School, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and Spencer Stuart shows that when asked why women are vastly under-represented on corporate boards, the answer given depends on someone's age and gender. Read more from Fortune here.

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Boardrooms Uncertain about Economic Outlook, with Few Predicting Growth

Boardrooms Uncertain about Economic Outlook, with Few Predicting Growth  Survey of 4000+ Directors - Conducted by Groysberg, Bell, and Cheng; Spencer Stuart; and WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation - Captures Board Concerns about Strategy, Cybersecurity, Risk, Talent, and Regulation NEW YORK - February 16, 2016 - In a global survey of 4000+ corporate board directors, ...

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Don’t go on and on. Addressing the gender issue effectively

February 2016. In a recent blog post, Margaret Kett of executive search specialist Tyzack shared her frustration with status-quo thinking about women on boards -- that just the act of adding women to a corporate board will increase a company's success. She writes, "It’s not unreasonable to assume that women choose to ...

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SEC Chief: Board Diversity Is a Priority for Agency in 2016

January 2016. An important Wall Street Journal article reveals that SEC Chair Mary Jo White may press for more complete diversity disclosures in the coming year. Read the article here (paywall).

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Rep. Maloney Seeks to Boost Women on Corporate Boards

January 2016. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York is working on legislation to address the near-absence of women from corporate boardrooms and hopes to introduce it in the U.S. Congress next month. Read more about this legislation from Reuters, The Washington Post, and Rep. Maloney's website.

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India: Women Still a Small Part of Corporate Boards

January 2016. India's historic gender diversity law did get women onto the boards of nearly 90% of Indian companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), but experts say the spirit of the reform is yet to see the light of day. Only 147 out of the 1,451 NSE-listed companies did ...

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Latest Thoughts on Women, Work and Equality

January 2016. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook and Lean In author , spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and shared her recent thoughts on equality for women. She emphasized, "Gender diversity is not just a good thing to do, or the of-the-moment thing to do. It's also a smart thing to ...

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WEF gets 10 CEOs to pledge gender parity in their companies in 5 years

January 2016. The United Nations HeForShe Corporate Parity Report, released Friday at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, emphasized that gender parity is a men's problem, too. The male executives at 10 large corporations pledged at the forum to reach gender parity in their companies in five ...

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