Archive for July, 2015

Invitation to Submit a Short Essay on Board Diversity

SIXTH SAIS GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM We will publish a collection of short essays on board diversity, to be distributed at the Conference and online.  To be considered, please email your essay (1,000 words or less) by August 15th to Yilong Xu yxu53 jhu.edu.  Please contact us ...

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Stock Exchanges Address Boardroom Diversity

July 2015. Tara Giunta and Michelle Cline of  Paul Hastings LLP explore the role of stock exchanges in promoting gender diversity on corporate boards. The article from Ethical Boardroom reviews the varying stages of progress in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and North America regarding diversity-related provisions in listing requirements. Although few ...

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Make Tech’s Disrupters Fix Their Own Diversity Problem

July 2015. FT.com recently shared an opinion article on the diversity issues facing Silicon Valley and the tech sector in general. The author writes that white males should take responsibility for fixing the diversity problem on boards. Read more here (behind a paywall).

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Australia: Super Funds Take on ASX 200 Boards with No Women

July 2015. The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, representing non-profit super funds who manage $400 billion, has threatened not to re-elect company directors who are perpetuating a "boys' club". The institutional investors are releasing a list of the 32 companies in the ASX 200 that have no women directors with the goal of increasing ...

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Kenya Gets Thumbs Up for More Women on Boards

July 2015. Kenya has been ranked first among countries with the highest number of women sitting on corporate boards in Africa, according to a report by Africa Development Bank. Much of this success in diversification is due to the Kenyan constitution, which calls for all state owned businesses (where the state ...

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Can Gender Quotas Get More Women Into Boardrooms?

July 2015. A new article from Bloomberg discusses the various strategies used around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The author discusses the different levels of effectiveness with voluntary targets compared to mandatory quotas. Though there is hardly consensus between countries on how to diversify ...

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United Kingdom: 30% Inspiration

July 2015. A strategy in the United Kingdom to increase boardroom diversity has shown remarkable success, and is now expanding to other countries. Among the boards of businesses that comprise the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index in the U.K., today there are none that have all-male boards, a dramatic ...

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