Lessons from the Tech World Diversity Panel Corporate Governance Panel Edward Knight of NASDAQ Conversation with Marge Magner, James Turley, and Jane Shaw Institutional Investors Panel The Honorable Deborah B. Goldberg, Massachusetts State Treasurer The Global Perspective Panel Lisa Kassenaar Interviews Rodney Martin and Thomas Nides Celia Huber, Director of McKinsey & Company Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of MasterCard Incorporated Congressman Don Beyer Susan Ness Opens the Conference Ambassador Gérard Araud Delivers Remarks 2015 Conference Roundtable Breakout Session on Governance 2015 Roundtable Participants 2015 Conference Corporate Partners 2015 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

Save the Date! The 7th Annual SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

SAVE THE DATE! The 7th SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom will convene in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.  Please plan to join us for the Public Plenary Session at SAIS on Wednesday, September 7th, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 pm.  The SAIS Global ...

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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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SEC Chair Speech on Board Diversity

June 2016. In a speech before the ICGN on June 27, 2016, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said that “…the SEC has a responsibility to ensure that our disclosure rules are serving their intended purpose of meaningfully informing investors.  does not and it should be changed.  Our lens of ...

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UK: After Brexit, Women Take Charge in the UK

July 2016. After male politicians led the UK into Brexit, women are taking center-stage to clean up the mess. Theresa May is preparing to become the UK’s second female prime minister and has promised to take Britain out of the European Union. In Scotland, where the leaders of the three biggest parties ...

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Bloomberg Quick Take: Women on Boards

March 2016. Women are well established in professions like medicine, law and banking. They’ve advanced to the top of prominent companies, including General Motors, Pepsico, EasyJet and Yahoo. Yet a gap remains: corporate boards. Men hold over 80 percent of all S&P 500 board seats and growth in female representation has slowed. ...

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India: Challenges that Women Directors on Company Boards Face

July 2016. The Indian law that made it mandatory for companies to appoint at least one woman director to their boards has proven to be fairly effective. According to Prime Database, 76 percent of the NSE 500 companies now have a woman director on their boards. The bad news is that many of these women are ...

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Canada: Despite Growing Calls for More Women on Boards, Corporate Canada Resists

June 2016. Shareholders in some of Canada's biggest companies have shown some resolve to increase female representation at the board level, yet efforts in recent months to boost the number of women have been rejected time and again. Proposals to diversify the makeup of boards at Bell and the parent company of ...

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A Reason To Shop At H&M That Has Nothing To Do With Fashion

June 2016. Here’s a reason to spend more money at H&M: The fast-fashion retailer is closing in on gender equality. Women make up 58 percent of H&M’s board and 41 percent of its top leadership team, according to data released Tuesday by LedBetter, a new research group that tracks gender in leadership. H&M ...

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Opinion: Does it matter how many women sit on corporate boards?

June 2016. Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby argues that it trivializes gender equality, in the corporate world or anywhere else, to be reduced to nothing but a body count. He says that what should concern those who value male-female diversity is not whether 20 percent or 40 percent of board members are ...

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Australia: Meet Corporate Australia’s 20 Female Free Zones

June 2016. When the Australian Institute of Company Directors released its quarterly gender diversity report, the headlines were mostly about how women have made up 43 percent of new board appointments this year, up from just 5 per cent in 2009. However, not everyone has been enlightened on the benefits of gender diversity ...

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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

June 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently released its quarterly report for March through May of 2016. The report notes that female appointments to ASX 200 boards have tracked above 40 percent so far in 2016, the highest rate since they began monitoring figures in 2009. This solid ...

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Glass ceiling: Women hold only one of five board positions

June 2016. Men land four of every five board seats, according to a survey by Catalyst, which specializes in finding ways to promote women within organizations. The stats are even worse when it comes to female CEOs. They hold only 4.2% of the elite top jobs. “Men continue to be overrepresented, holding more than ...

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