Archive for April, 2014

United States: 30% Club Launches in US

The 30% Club announced its official launch in the United States. The club consists of a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions, announced its official launch in the United States today. Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., ...

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United States: More Women Shattering the Glass Ceiling, But Discovering Even More Limitations

In its annual Gender Balance Scorecard, consultancy firm 20-first argues that companies need to look closely not only at the number of women on their executive committees, but also at the makeup of the roles of women on the executive committee. The firm found that most women who are appointed ...

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New Zealand: Lack of Female Quota Culture Harming Company Performance

University of Canterbury professor Annick Masselot writes that New Zealand’s low proportion of female board members on large listed companies is solidifying the glass ceiling for women and that a lack of female quota culture in New Zealand is harming many companies' overall perfornace. According to a 2012 New Zealand ...

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Kimberly-Clark: How One Company Put Women in Charge

In 2009, Kimberly-Clark set about changing the global composition of its leadership ranks to better reflect its majority-female customer base. A Wall Street Journal blog outlines how the company changed to include more women in its leadership, to become the winner of Catalyst Inc.'s top award for advancing women in ...

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