Archive for March, 2011

Photo Gallery: Global Snapshot of Women on Boards

Check out the Forbes.com Photo Gallery: Global Snapshot Of Women On Boards! http://www.forbes.com/2011/03/31/women-corporate-board-female-directors-forbes-woman-leadership-worlds-largest-companies_slide.html

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Pittsburgh Shows Little Growth in Number of Women on Company Boards

A study conducted by Catalyst shows that the proportion of women who serve on corporate boards of Pittsburgh based companies showed only slight improvement from 2009, inching up from 12.8% to 13.4%  The region lags behind the rest of the United States, where, according to Catalyst, women represented 15.7% of ...

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GMI Report Finds Over 40 Percent of World’s Largest Public Companies Have ZERO Women on Their Boards

"In its 2011 Women on Boards Report, GovernanceMetrics International, the leading independent global corporate governance and ESG research firm shows that 40 percent of the world's largest publicy listed companies have not appointed even one woman to their boards. Even in major markets like Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom, and ...

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SHARE Recommends Proxy Voting Against Nominating Committees of Boards With No Female Directors

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education now recommends voting against the nominating committee of boards of directors if there are no women on the board.  “The variety of experiences and perspectives on a diverse board of directors can give a corporation a distinct competitive advantage. Currently, most boards of ...

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Women Hold Onto Maryland Board Seats Despite Loss of Public Companies

"The share of corporate board seats women hold in Maryland stayed the same in 2010, but partly because there were drops in both female board membership and board seats overall. Women held 9.2 percent of seats on the boards of 86 public companies based in Maryland in 2010, the same ...

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Women in the GCC Encouraged to “Step Up”

Jeffrey Todd of TheNational interviews Sara Mohamed, "chief executive of Al Bashayer Investment Company, a wealth management, corporate advisory and investment-banking firm with a special focus on female investors. From her offices in Abu Dhabi, Mrs Mohamed designs unique investment schemes for women while promoting their involvement in the financial ...

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SXSW: Women Make Inroads, But Men Still Dominate Tech Industry

This year, women, especially young women, are prevalent at SXSW this year, leading many to assume that things are improving for women in the tech industry.  However, "data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and compiled by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, women represent 25 percent ...

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23 Global Companies With No Women On Their Boards

"What do the companies Toyota, Zale, Bulgari, Crocs, and Fiat have in common? These globally recognized brands market aggressively to women, even rely on women for the majority of their business, and yet have no women on their boards of directors." Check out Nathaniel Flannery's article in The Atlantic for ...

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Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6:00pm - 7:30pm The George Washington University Institute for Corporate Responsibility is hosting a panel discussion on corporate board diversity – what it means in theory and practice, whether and why it matters, and how best to achieve it.  The discussion is March 31, 2011, from 6 ...

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Women in the Economy Conference

Date: Monday, April 4, 2011, 8:00am - Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5:00pm A CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON ACTION In early April, the editors of The Wall Street Journal will bring together 150 CEOs, policy makers, industry leaders and subject-matter experts – women and men – for a unique, highly interactive working session on the ...

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