Archive for December, 2014

Germany: Debate on Quotas

December 2014. Germany is considering a proposal to institute a quota requiring that, by 2016, 30 percent of non-executive supervisory board seats at 114 listed companies be held by women. The proposal is expected to be approved in January. In addition, smaller companies will be required to set goals for gender ...

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Norway: Impact of 2003 Quota on Firm Value

2012. The Quarterly Journal of Economics published a study about the impact of Norway's 2003 board quota on firm valuation. The main finding is that the value of Norwegian firms subject to the quota declined following imposition of the mandate. To access a free PDF of the report, please click here. ...

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Norway: The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes.

December 2014. The National Bureau of Economic Research has published a working paper regarding the effect of board quotas in Norway on the representation of women at the board level and below, as well as the effect on the gender gap in earnings. In 2003, Norway instituted a 40 percent ...

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Materials and Photos from 2014 Conference

The 2014 SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom was held on September 15 & 16, 2014 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The program, bios, speeches, essays and photos from the two-day session can be found in the drop down menu: Events > 2014 ...

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and SEC Chair Mary Jo White Deliver Remarks at 2014 Conference

September 2014. The annual SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom was held September 15-16 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (please click here for a press release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation). The Public Plenary Session featured keynote remarks by The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and The Honorable ...

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