Archive for January, 2014

Davos: Gender Breakdown of the World Economic Forum Delegates

The Guardian takes a look at the breakdown of Davos delegates.  Below are the numbers: The ultimate bosses of companies are nearly all men In the energy sector, of 82 representatives, only three are female (less than 4 percent) In the global health and healthcare sector, of 65 representatives, only eight are women ...

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Op-Ed (Canada): The New Ontario Securities Commission Rule Nudges Management

The Globe and Mail published an editorial endorsing the Ontario Securities Commission's proposed diversity disclosure requirements, calling it "simultaneously a historic watershed decision and a classic exercise in Canadian compromise." To access the full op-ed, click here.

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US: Percent of Women Directors on Massachusetts Boards Falls Short

According to the Boston Club, the percent of women directors (13.3%) on Massachusetts boards ranks eighth out of 18 states surveyed.   To view the full results and a corresponding interactive infographic, click here.

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Davos: Only 15% of Attendees are Women

Of the 2,663 delegates scheduled to attend Davos, only 15 percent are women.  This represents an even lower number than last year.  By the raw numbers, the United States is sending the most women.  By percentage of attendees by country, Turkey sends the most women, with women composing 27.6 percent ...

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Canada: More Details About the Ontario Securities Commission’s Proposals Regarding Disclosure

Prior to putting forth its proposal regarding disclosure, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) conducted a survey of 1,000 companies to establish a baseline.  Below is what the OSC found: 53 percent said women hold less than 10 percent of executive officer jobs 80 percent do not disclose the number of women in ...

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Canada: Ontario Securities Commission Proposes Rule Amendments About Disclosure of Women in Boards and Senior Management

On January 16, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proposed rule amendments about targets regarding the representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions, as well as the number of women in such positions.  The proposal also includes other amendments related to the consideration of the representation of women ...

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Op-Ed: The Fight for Boardroom Diversity

Writing for a USA Today Opinion column, Founder and CEO of BoardProspects.com Mark Rogers argues that, "shareholders of public companies need to emulate the actions of Trillium and Sustainability Group and spearhead the boardroom diversity battle. They are no longer unarmed in this struggle as there is mounting data to ...

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Yale Management Professor Alleges Age and Gender Discrimination in Suit

Yale School of Management professor Constance Bagley brought a suit against the school, alleging age and gender discrimination.  According to the complaint:  "A culture exists within Yale in which strong, assertive and professionally accomplished women who are not stereotypically female in their appearance, behavior and attitudes are viewed negatively because ...

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Facing Criticism About Diversity, Apple Vows Board Changes

Following objections from shareholders Trillium Asset Management LLC and the Sustainability Group, Apple recently vowed to diversify its board. For the full article, click here.

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South Africa: Old Mutual Appoints Two More Women to Board

Addressing a lack of women in the insurance industry, South Africa's Old Mutual added two women to its board of directors, thus doubling the number of women to its board.  Old Mutual added Adiba Ighodaro and Zoe Cruz, a former Morgan Stanley banker who was once regarded as the most ...

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