Archive for May, 2012

Directors&Boards: Boardroom parity in the U.S. by 2022

Janice Reals Ellig and Kathryn S. Wylde discuss the seismic shift in boardrooms around the world and its impact on how corporations are run. In their opinion this shift reqires more women on corporate boards. They believe that in the U.S. it is possible to achieve the goal of parity on ...

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The Guardian: Male corporate elite bars women’s way to top, says study of headhunters

"The "male-dominated corporate elite" occupying the boardrooms of the UK's biggest companies is deterring the appointment of women to the upper echelons of corporate Britain, the equalities watchdog has warned. The first in-depth study of recruitment of non-executive directors by headhunters, carried out for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, finds ...

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Cherie Blair of UK: So Few Women On Corporate Boards

     

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MarketWatch: Europe Beats U.S. Naming Women to Bank Boards

According to the latest Corporate Women Directors International study about the power behind the world's largest banks and financial services companies, women now account for 21.7% of directors serving on the Boards of the largest banks in Europe, a region whose companies are remaking corporate leadership in the midst of ...

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EU: ACCA wants incentives to encourage more women representation on boards, but not EU-wide rigidly imposed quotas

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in its response to Commissioner Reding’s public consultation published early March argues that full self-regulation has not been successful in increasing the proportion of women on company boards, so some additional regulatory incentive for companies to recruit more suitable female candidates is needed. ...

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Facebook Comes Under Increasing Fire for Its White-Male Board

The Daily Beast discusses that activists are stepping up a campaign for gender and ethnic diversity on Facebook’s all-white, all-male board. "As Facebook dominates the news with its initial public offering, activists are seizing the moment to pressure the company to add some estrogen and ethnicity to its white-male board." Read more

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ION President Meyerrose Joins “Moving the Needle” Task Force for Corporate Board Member Event

The InterOrganization Network (ION) President Sarah Meyerrose is an inaugural  member of the task force organizing Moving  the Needle, an initiative dedicated to identifying qualified women and  ethnically diverse board members. Led by Corporate  Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, this invitation-only event is  scheduled for July 18-19 at the New ...

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OECD Says Tackle Gender Gap to Boost Economic Growth

Bloomberg discusses the latest study of OECD in which the organization urges member nations to reduce gender inequalities because greater educational and career opportunities for women will bolster global growth. “Leaving women behind means not only forsaking the important contributions women make to the economy but also wasting years of investment in education ...

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Economist: Ready to Board

As the debate over whether to impose quotas of female board members on European companies continues, a group of business schools have weighed in by offering a list of 3,500 potential candidates. One stated goal of the list is to combat the idea that “board-ready” woman are hard to find. Read more

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EU: The European Business Schools Women on Board Initiative

European Business Schools/Women on Board initiative responds to "Public Consultation" and adds senior executive women, Business Schools and organizations to their ever-growing list of "Board Ready Women" in support of European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding's call to increase Women on Boards to 30 % by 2014 and 40 % ...

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