Archive for August, 2014

EY: Women on Boards – Global Approaches to Advancing Diversity

July 2014. In a new paper on how to advance boardroom diversity, EY finds that three "mutually reinforcing factors" can help accelerate change: public sector attention, private sector leadership, and corporate transparency.   The report outlines different global approaches that illustrate how these factors affect the number of women serving on ...

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South Africa: Database of Potential Female Board Members Launched

The  South African Department of Trade and Industry has established a database of board-qualified women, and launched the database at an event featuring 200 company CEOs.  The program and database is administered by Board Potential Women South Africa in consultation with the Department of Trade & Industry. For more information about ...

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India: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Companies Act

India issued new requirements last year that required all listed companies and public companies with a minimum paid-up share capital of Rs 100 crore or annual turnover of at least Rs 300s crore to appoint a woman director.  The India Times takes a look at how companies are meeting this requirement ...

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Study: Women on Board Cut Costs of M&A

A new study by the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business shows that M&A deal costs drop by 15.4 percent for every female director on the board making the M&A decision.  The research also found that every extra female director on the board reduces the number of a company’s attempted ...

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