Archive for May, 2013

Shaming corporate Canada’s old boys’ club

Financial Times 05/04/2013: Research firm GMI Ratings found the proportion of female directors on Canadian boards is 13.1%, which is unchanged from a year ago.In Canada, director diversity has long been treated like one of those soft issues that are popular in theory, but difficult to implement for both practical ...

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Warren Buffet is bullish…on women

CNN Money 05/02/2013: Despite Berkshire Hathaway's poor ranking (82 out of 100) from Calvert Investment's study on boardroom diversity and despite a lack of initiative from the company to increase diversity in hiring practices, CEO and chairman Warren Buffet claims that women are the key to America's prosperity. "Resistance among the ...

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Why Warren Buffett Won’t Get More Women on Boards (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Bloomberg Businessweek 05/03/2013: A Calvert Investments report in March ranked Berkshire Hathaway last among the S&P 100 in advancing women and minorities—at 82. Buffet, known to many as a "creature of comfort," has been slow to make progress on boardroom diversity. Women perhaps do not fit the "traditional mold," he's ...

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State Treasurer Calls for More Diversity on Corporate Boards

90.5 WESA 05/02/2013: Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, a member of the Thirty Percent Coalition, want to attain at least 30 percent female representation on public company boards by the end of 2015. “Having diversity of opinion, so not just women on boards, but minorities on boards, can make a big and ...

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Europe helps boost global growth of women on boards, but Canada little changed

The Globe and Mail 05/01/2013: European countries have made significant progress in increasing the number of women on corporate boards, but Canada and other countries around the world have shown little change in advancing gender diversity. New York based GMI Ratings indicates that European countries like France, which is phasing ...

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Only 21% of S&P 500 CEOs are Women (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Bloomberg Business Week 02/06/2013:  Trewstar Corporate Board Services CEO Beth Stewart discusses the high levels of women CFO's in the U.S. Steward remarks on the "pink ghetto" - women being stuck in General Counsel, CFO or Chief Marketing Officer positions and what needs to be done to get more women ...

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