Archive for September, 2013

Video: European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding on the Case for Quotas in the EU

At the 2013 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, conference attendees heard from European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding, on the importance of implementing a 40% quota for corporate boards in Europe. Regulatory pressure in the EU, Reding pointed out, has been quite effective, especially given that with initiatives like ...

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Webcast from 2013 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

The 2013 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom took place on Thursday and Friday, September 20th and 21st, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC. The conference, hosted by the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, assembled senior corporate executives, ...

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Women Influencing Corporate Boards, Despite Shortage of Numbers

Washington Post, Capital Business 9/22/13 ... "Catalyst, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the role of women in business, found women held just shy of 17 percent of board seats of U.S. Fortune 500 companies in 2012, well below the percentages of other countries. Norway, which requires that women make up 40 ...

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Concluding Statement from 2013 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

Senior business leaders, gathered at the fourth SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, have called for a national task force to increase the representation of women on corporate boards in the United States.   The participants agreed that, as a matter of U.S. economic competitiveness, it is essential that ...

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OSC Consultation Paper on Women on Boards and in Senior Management

On July 30, 2013, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published a consultation paper (the Consultation Paper) on advancing the representation of women on boards and in senior management of public companies. The Consultation Paper was published in response to a ministerial request that the OSC undertake a public consultation process ...

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The Scotsman: Business Secretary Moves to Get Women on Company Boards

The Scotsman, 9/11/13: "Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a review into a code of conduct for executive recruiters set up to ensure more women are appointed to large UK company boards. Charlotte Sweeney has been appointed to lead the probe into the voluntary code, which was established in July 2011 ...

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Irish Central Bank to Push for More Women on Boards

Independent.ie; 9.8.13: "Banks and insurers could have to appoint more women to their boards under new rules being examined by the Central Bank. "The new rules, which set out how a company is governed, are expected to kick in by the end of the year. "The Central Bank is examining whether – ...

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