Archive for March, 2014

UK: More Women Join British Boards, but Male Executives Still Rule

According to a UK government report, more women are sitting on the boards of British companies, as most top jobs are still held by men and companies still must invest in promoting women. Among the report's findings: Women occupy one-fifth, or 20.7 percent, of directorships in FTSE 100 companies, up from ...

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United States: NYC Comptroller Announces Board Diversity Wins

Jarden Corporation and Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. recently named women to their boards of directors in response to shareowner proposals submitted by the New York City Pension Funds. “The issue of diversity goes to the heart of a corporation’s commitment to long-term sustainable growth,” Comptroller Stringer said.  “These companies deserve ...

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Australia: Percentage of Women on Boards Doubles

The percentage of women on Australia's top corporate boards has doubled, but is still only at 17.6 percent. John Colvin, chief executive of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, indicated that he is confident that the percentage of board positions held by women will continue without the institution of quotas ...

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Stavridis and Greenberg: Less Talk and More Action Needed

James Stavridis, the 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a retired US Navy admiral, and Marcia Greenberg, a former labor lawyer and co-Chair of Fletcher Women on Boards writes in a TIME op-ed: "qualified women are continually stymied in their efforts to ...

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Judith Rodin: The Power of Networks for Women’s Advancement

To celebrate International Women's Day, President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin joined several other women who serve on corporate boards to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, March 7. Reflecting on the experience, Rodin writes in a LinkedIn post: "Today, in the United ...

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Women Board Directors Commemorate International Women’s Day

NYSE-listed companies whose boards are comprised of at least 20 percent women and representatives from 2020 Women on Boards, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the percentage of women's board leadership to 20% or greater by 2020 will visit the New York Stock Exchange on March 7 to commemorate International ...

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