Archive for August, 2012

Boardmember.com: Global Perspectives on Board Diversity – Interview with Susan Ness

The Corporate Board Member, a NYSE Euronext company interviewed Susan Ness, Chair of the SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom on the occasion of the upcoming Third Annual Conference on September 20th, 2012. The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C., will host a free, ...

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Registration is open to the 2012 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

Please join us for the Third SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom on Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:30 AM – 4:15 PM at the Center for Transatlantic Relations Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University Kenney Auditorium 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W,  Washington, DC   There is no fee to attend, but ...

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Australia: Women on boards better for business

"Women on boards are likely to be far tougher on poor performing chief executives than male directors, according to some surprising research to be presented at the Australian Graduate School of Management’s conference on September 11 in Sydney. The Commonwealth Bank chair in finance at the Australian School of Business, Renée ...

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The ‘Golden Skirts’: Lessons from Norway by Morten Huse

A recently published article of Motren Huse in Gröschl and Takagi, "Diversity Quotas, Diverse Perspectives" highlights the example of Norway regarding the participation of women on corporate boards and the changing role of women in the society in great details. Read the article: Morten Huse: The 'Golden Skirts' (with permission of the author)  

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Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance: Opinion by Jacki Zehner

Jacki Zehner expressed her own experiences having worked at an investment bank for 14 years, and  having been in a senior position, she knows that diversity makes a difference.  She has witnessed first hand the outcomes when there is a lack of perspectives at the table and she believes them to be worse ...

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Get More Women on Boards – Opinion by Nat Worden

Nat Worden in The Street expressed his concerns about Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate as it is highly unlikely a women would be on a U.S. presidential campaign ticket from either major political party in 2012. "In fact, I'd wager that if men stepped aside ...

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India: Not difficult to find enough women directors

A bill has been introduced in the Indian Parliament to mandate at least one woman on every corporate board.  Presently, there are only 59 women out of 1,112 board members (5.3%) on 100 companies listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.  If enacted, the bill would take effect in two years.  ...

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New Zealand: Bold approach suggested for women directors

Henrietta H. Fore, director of one of the world's largest companies, Exxon Mobil Corporation, made a provocative observation of New Zealand listed companies this week. None of them have three female directors on their board. "One woman is the invisibility phase, two women is the conspiracy phase and three women is mainstream," she ...

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NZX adopts gender diversity

"Listed companies will have to tell investors how many women they have in their senior ranks, the NZX has decided. The stock exchange operator is adopting a gender diversity rule – still subject to FMA approval – after consulting with listed companies earlier this year. Essentially, it is a voluntary code for ...

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Bloomberg: Women on Board Best at P&G as Samsung Trails: Chart

"Procter & Gamble Co. is the only company among the world’s biggest multinationals with at least 40 percent female board membership, the minimum quota in Norway, the first nation to pass women-on-board legislation. The CHART OF THE DAY compares the 50 companies in the Dow Jones Global Titans Index based on ...

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