Archive for April, 2012

City and Financial: Conference on Creating the Next Generation of Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

City and Financial is hosting a conference, entitled 'Creating the Next Generation of Women Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs: A Practical Guide to Making it Happen' on May 16, 2012 in London. For more information about the conference, please go to the website of City and Financial.  

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P&I: REITs with female board member see better returns, study finds

"According to the study released this month, the returns for REITs with a woman on their boards for more than three years was 2.6 percentage points higher than those that did not. The difference was 3.6 percentage points higher than peers with all-male boards over a five-year horizon and 3.4 ...

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Announcement of New Strategic Partners of SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

THREE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES OF CORPORATE LEADERS JOIN SAIS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM   The Boardroom Gender Diversity project of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations is delighted to announce that the CEO Champions, the Male Champions of Change and the 30% Club have joined as strategic partners for the ...

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FINS: The Next 10 Female CEOs

A list of next 10 female CEOs was compiled from an informal Wall Street Journal poll of 15 U.S. search firms, executive coaches and women's organizations. The operational expertise and track record of these 10 female executives make them likely picks to lead a Fortune 1000 company within five years. The 10 top ...

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WSJ: More Women Are Primed to Land CEO Roles

"With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies "are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO," says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm." Read more

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On Wall Street: Advisors Must Fight For More Women in Executive Roles

The article discusses the opinion of Joe Keefe, President and Chief Executive of Pax World Management and Pax World Funds. He says that the lack of women on corporate boards and in executive suites in the United States is hampering profitability, and investors and investment advisors can do something about it. Read ...

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Reding and the Case for Female Quotas

A longtime advocate of getting more women on European corporate boards, last year the Justice Commissioner of the European Union, Viviane Reding asked companies to voluntarily meet her targets: 30% women by 2015 and 40% by 2020. A total of 24 companies across the EU have complied since then. Thus in March, ...

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The Netherlands: Better Diversity Needed on Dutch Pension Boards

The study of Erasmus Research Institute of Management claimed that better diversity on pension boards would mean better representation for the fund members and could help steer funds in the event of difficult decisions. The study said: “We find that boards predominantly consist of males between the age of 50 and 65 years, ...

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Arianna Huffington: Women, leadership are a match

"In an exclusive interview with The World-Herald, Huffington mused about a wide array of topics, including the role of women in leadership, the subject of her keynote address. Huffington said it makes "a great deal of difference" having women in top leadership positions. Studies and "centuries of real-world experience tell us ...

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GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards Survey

GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards survey includes data on over 4,300 companies in 45 countries around the globe. The results show incremental improvement in most measures of female board representation since our 2011 report. However, these global statistics mask significant differences between individual countries and between industrialized economies and emerging ...

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