Archive for January, 2011

World Economic Forum Introduces Quota from Major Sponsors at Davos Summit

"The World Economic Forum said Wednesday it has introduced a quota for female executives from major sponsors at its Davos summit, following criticism that not enough women attend the gathering of global business leaders." See the full article on The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870480360457607801155723293... For an analysis of the reaction to the ...

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“Gender Differences in the Boardroom”: A Q&A with Susan Stautberg of Women Corporate Directors

Beverly Behan of Board Advisor, LLC interviews Susan Stautberg of Women Corporate Directors to discuss a new study about how men and women approach their roles as directors—and why the percentage of female directors remains low.  Read the full Businessweek.com article here! http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/jan2011/ca20110125_034676.htm

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Deloitte Launches “Women in the boardroom: Global perspective” Report

A new Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, "Women in the boardroom: A global perspective," examines the legislative efforts in this area across 12* countries and compares the current percentage of women on boards around the world. For more information, visit: https://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/press/global-press-releases-en/3cb4d5721baad210VgnVCM3000001c56f00aRCRD.htm Click here ...

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Fortune Article Examines Gender Diversity on U.S. Boards

Despite new SEC requirements that companies disclose efforts to diversify their boards, there are very few women with board seats today. And it looks like it will be a long, hard road for the cause. By Eleanor Bloxham, contributor The World Economic Forum made news last week with the announcement that it ...

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France Gives Final Approval for New Law Requiring Corporations to Reserve Forty Percent of Boardroom Seats for Women

"France's parliament gave final approval on Thursday to a law forcing large companies to reserve at least 40 percent of their boardroom positions for women within six years." - Reuters.  Click on the links below for articles from Reuters and TakePart for an analysis of France's new corporate quota and ...

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New Gender Quotas Set by France and the World Economic Forum

Check out articles on The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and TakePart regarding new gender quotas for French corporations and major sponsors of the World Economic Forum. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70C5ZA20110113 http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/01/14/france-tells-corporations-more-women-on-boards-sil-vous-plait http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704803604576078011557232934.html

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New York Times Series Examines Recent Shifts in Women’s Power, Prominence and Impact

"Articles in this series examine the most recent shifts in women's power, prominence and impact on societies around the world, and try to measure the influence of women on early 21st century development." http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/world/series/the_female_factor/index.html

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Analysis of the Role of Women Running Hong Kong

"Who runs Hong Kong? Not women. In government, politics, and especially business, the corridors of power are dominated by men." This is the first of a two-part series on the role of women in running Hong Kong. It forms part of the South China Morning Post's WhoRunsHK project, which examines the ...

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