Archive for December, 2011

Malaysia: Reviewing Corporate Boards – More Women Next Year?

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European Business Schools Adopt Call to Action to Shatter Glass Ceiling

According to the Financial Times, some of Europe’s business schools have published a Call to Action designed to increase the number of women on corporate boards. The schools joined with EC Vice President Viviane Reding to launch the Call to Action to "shatter the glass ceilings impeding senior women executives from acceding ...

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Canadian Directors’ group gives thumbs down to mandatory quotas for boards

"Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors has rejected the idea of mandating quotas for women to beef up diversity on corporate boards, but is calling for companies to adopt voluntary measures to improve board membership," according to an article in the Globe and Mail. "In a diversity report,  the 5,000-member ICD says ...

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When it comes to boards, Canada gets an F in diversity

Business article assesses the various approaches used by other countries to increase the percentage of women in the boardroom, and recommends a combination of government regulation and voluntary action. Read more

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Chicago Network Releases 14th Annual Census Report – progress made

The Chicago Network published its 14th Annual Census Report.  The report notes that "women continued to make progress, building on two years of gains in the board rooms and as top earners at Chicago’s 50 largest publicly reporting companies. The percentage of women on boards and as top earners hit ...

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UK Investment Firm Uses its Clout to Diversity Boards in Which it Invests

"Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the largest investors in Britain's FTSE 100 stock index, said it will use its clout to force reluctant companies to include people with diverse experiences and backgrounds on their boards. " 'Although diversity statistics have improved in recent years, many companies still lack ...

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Canadian Board Diversity Council Publishes Second Annual Report Card

The Canadian Board Diversity Council issued its Second Annual Report Card.  "Women are significantly under-represented on corporate boards, and Canadian corporations should do more to increase board diversity, says a report published by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. Women have as little as just over 6 percent representation on the ...

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Harvard working paper shows companies with more female directors and leaders have more active philanthropy

"In July, Harvard researchers released a working paper showing that companies with more women on their boards of directors and in senior positions tended to have more active corporate philanthropy efforts, and to give more money, than those with fewer women at high levels. Now, additional analysis by the nonprofit group Catalyst ...

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Executive Online: Looking for a Few Good Women

"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."  Article summarizes the findings of several recent reports on gender diversity in the boardroom. Read ...

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Boston Club survey of Mass. public companies shows slow progress

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

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