Archive for April, 2011

Forbes Blog: “Working Hard Was Supposed to Lead to Equity. It Hasn’t.”

"We repeat the refrains of “Who would have thought that in the year 2011, there would still only be 15 women CEOs in the Fortune 500? Who would have thought that only 15% of American corporate board positions would be held by women? Who would have thought that only 17% ...

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Summary of Discussions and Recommendations of WSJ Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy

In early April, the editors of the Wall Street Journal convened an executive task force on Women in the Economy “to address key issues that affect not only women and their potential, but also companies and their ability to harness the opportunities offered by this vital segment of the workforce.”  ...

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Where Are All the Women?

"If women make up more than half of the U.S. population, why do we not attain 50% of the positions of power? Why aren’t there more women in senior management roles in business–and what can we do about it?"  Read Diana L. Taylor's blog post in the Wall Street Journal ...

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Saying “No” to All-Male Corporate Boards

"According to a recent Catalyst study, women hold only 3 percent of the CEO positions and 15 percent of the board positions among Fortune 500 companies. It is time to ask why progress has been so slow and what can be done differently to accelerate it.  This failure is not ...

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PA State Treasury Dept Using its Clout As An Institutional Investor to Improve Board Diversity

The Pennsylvania Treasury is researching best practices used by state treasurers to improve the board diversity of companies in which they invest and Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is encouraging more diversity in board and senior leadership positions.  Under the Treasury’s amended proxy guidelines, he will "maintain an open dialogue with ...

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