Archive for May, 2011

Pakistan’s Debate: Women on Boards

"Fifty-one percent of Pakistan’s population is female, but only 3 percent of women in Pakistan are economically active. The recent World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report ranked Pakistan 132 out of 134 countries, down from 127 the year before. One of the biggest challenges faced by the country is the ...

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Morrissey Topples Old Boys as Money Manager With Nine Children

"Helena Morrissey remembers her worst moment as a woman in the City, London’s financial district. It was almost 20 years ago, when she was the only female on a team with 16 male bond fund traders at Schroders Investment Management. Her young family’s breadwinner, she’d just returned from her first ...

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A Call to Action: More Women on Boards Around the World

"The time has come for corporate boards to include among their ranks more than just a token number of women.  Study after study has proven that when more corporate boards include a higher percentage of women, shareholders, customers, employees and stakeholders benefit."  During the two-day WomenCorporateDirectors Global Institute of over ...

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Companies with Higher Numbers of Female Directors Realize Benefits

"Although they comprise a slim majority of the professional workforce, women in the US and many other countries represent a minority group when it comes to corporate governance roles, according to several sources – and companies are worse off for it. While there may not be a clear correlation between the ...

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Women and Minorities Lose Ground in Fortune 500 Corporate Boards

"Women and minorities lost ground in America’s corporate boardrooms between 2004 and 2010, according to a report by the Alliance for Board Diversity.  The report titled, “Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards―2010 Alliance for Board Diversity Census,”  shows that white men still overwhelmingly dominate corporate boards with ...

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Alabama is Number 7 in Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

"Payne, 54, incorporated her pottery business, Earthborn Studios, in 2003, after she found a niche working with chefs who wanted eye-catching, yet durable, dishes to serve up their own creations. Her company is among a growing number of women-owned businesses in Alabama, which have increased nearly 66 percent since 1997, ...

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No Gender Equity for Nebraska’s Corporate Boards

"Women, who make up more than half of the nation's management and professional positions, hold about 3 percent of CEO spots at the nation's Fortune 500 companies and fill about 16 percent of those companies' board seats...In Omaha, the corresponding numbers are zero and 11 percent. And when you look ...

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