Archive for November, 2011

India: Does corporate culture sidestep women?

Opinion piece in the Hindu Business Line argues that, "For all the talk of gender justice, gender equality and the like, it is still a man's world. Witness the Sisyphean labour into which even powerful spokespersons of women in India belonging to political parties and the civil society have been thrown ...

. Read More →

Deloitte Releases Second Edition of “Women in the boardroom: A global perspective”

Report Examines the Legislative Efforts Being Pursued in 17 Countries Around the Globe Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) today launched the second edition of a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance issued its second edition of Women in the boardroom: A global perspective, which examines the legislative efforts ...

. Read More →

FT Survey on Board Diversity in Europe and Quotas

The Financial Times conducted a survey of European Business School graduates and found significant, gender-based differences in their views. "While men are largely sceptical about the introduction of a legally binding quota to increase the number of women in the boardroom, women view the suggestion far more favourably." The survey ...

. Read More →

UAE Government initiative aims to see more women on boards

"The 'Women In Boards' initiative – a collaboration between Dubai Women Establishment, Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance and Mudara Institute of Directors (Mudara IOD) – has identified professional skills, access to the right networks and a positive enabling environment as key considerations affecting the number of women business leaders actively ...

. Read More →

The State of Women Business Leaders in NY State

A report,  published by the Women’s Executive Circle of New York in partnership with the Columbia Business School,found  that "women hold 15.9 per cent of all board director and executive officer positions in the state’s 100 biggest public companies. This is an increase from 15.5 per cent in 2008 and from ...

. Read More →

Women remain under-represented on Canadian corporate boards: report

Women continue to be under-represented in Canada's corporate boardrooms, says a report  by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.  "In its second annual report card assessing diversity on the boards of Canada's largest companies, the Council found the proportion of female board members ranged from a little more than 20 per cent ...

. Read More →

European Quotas for Women CEOs Help Crack Boardroom Glass Ceilings

Women are cracking boardroom glass ceilings all over Europe, spurred on by new quota requirements in many countries to put women at the top, according to the latest Corporate Women Directors International study of women directors in Fortune Global 200 companies, the biggest in the world. "Something is happening, and it's driven by ...

. Read More →

Mass. CEO Ranks Double Number of Women to 6

"There’s good news and bad news in the latest survey of women in leadership positions at the 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts." notes the Boston Globe.  "The good news: The number of women chief executives in the state doubled from last year.  The bad news: There are only six ...

. Read More →

Human Resource Executive Online Cites Recent Studies on Boardroom Diversity

Looking for a Few Good Women    By Chandler Harris Some European countries are setting quotas -- both mandatory and voluntary -- on the number of women board members. That has led to expanded opportunities for women professionals in the United States and beyond. But, challenges remain. While the number of female executives on ...

. Read More →

WSJ CEO Council Discusses The High Cost of the Gender Gap

Women now graduate from college in greater numbers than men and enter the work force at similar rates. Yet at every career stage, men are more likely to advance than women. At the 2011 Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting in Washington, DC, Geena Davis, McKinsey & Co's Dominic Barton, and ...

. Read More →