Archive for September, 2011

CalPERS, CalSTERS and GMI Launch the Diverse Director Datasource

CalPERS and CalSTERS, together with Governance Metrics International, are launching 3D - the Diverse Director Datasource -- on Monday, September 26th.  3D is a joint project commissioned by CalPERS and CalSTRS.  The service will be launched at  www.GMI3D.com. What is the Diverse Director DataSource?  Board diversity has been shown to improve ...

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Too Few Good Women: Why Are Boards Still Male Domains?

Interview with INSEAD professor of Strategy, Annet Aris, sheds light on the impact of women in the boardroom and why quotas may be a temporary solution until a critical mass of women are serving in senior positions and in the boardroom. Read the full article here.

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IFC releases Women on Boards: A Conversation with (Male) Directors

Research suggests that the presence of women on boards contributes to improving corporate performance. Yet, globally over 90 percent of directorships are held by men. To better understand the opportunities for and obstacles to increasing the number of women on boards, IFC invited over 15 prominent male chairpersons, CEOs, and ...

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IFC Telling our Story: Women and Business – Now on-line and on Facebook

The IFC has just published Women and Business: Drivers of Development, which addresses women’s advancement in corporate leadership in developing countries, including on boards (see p. 16).

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Lord Mervyn Davies interview with Jon Spector of The Conference Board

This video interview between Jonathan Spector, CEO of The Conference Board, and former UK trade minister Lord Mervyn Davies, provides excellent insight into the approach taken by the UK to increase the inclusion of women on UK boards. Watch here: Lord Mervyn Davies interview with Jon Spector of The Conference Board

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Sidney Morning Herald: Australia failing in gender stakes

An article in the Sidney Morning Herald (Australia) argues that women in China and India are having greater success rising to the senior ranks of corporate management in those countries. Notes Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard with exasperation, “It's 115 years since women first voted in Australia, but only ...

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2011 Conference: Irene Natividad Presentation

Powerful CWDI Presentation by Irene Natividad showing Women CEOs Opening Doors to Boards and C-Suites: By every measure in the U.S. and around the world, companies with a female CEO have significantly more female board members and significantly more female executives than companies in general.

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Paul Hastings Releases Report on Gender Parity on Corporate Boards

Women are under-represented on corporate boards globally, and governments are starting to take a more concerted approach to addressing that disparity, according to the report, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Boardroom,” from Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm. The report examines the legal and regulatory developments ...

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2011 Conference: Jillian Segal Presentation (Australia)

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2011 Conference: Susan Vinnicombe Presentation (UK)

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