Archive for January, 2016

Rep. Maloney Seeks to Boost Women on Corporate Boards

January 2016. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York is working on legislation to address the near-absence of women from corporate boardrooms and hopes to introduce it in the U.S. Congress next month. Read more about this legislation from Reuters, The Washington Post, and Rep. Maloney's website.

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India: Women Still a Small Part of Corporate Boards

January 2016. India's historic gender diversity law did get women onto the boards of nearly 90% of Indian companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), but experts say the spirit of the reform is yet to see the light of day. Only 147 out of the 1,451 NSE-listed companies did ...

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Sheryl Sandberg’s Latest Thoughts on Women, Work and Equality

January 2016. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook and Lean In author , spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and shared her recent thoughts on equality for women. She emphasized, "Gender diversity is not just a good thing to do, or the of-the-moment thing to do. It's also a smart thing to ...

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WEF gets 10 CEOs to pledge gender parity in their companies in 5 years

January 2016. The United Nations HeForShe Corporate Parity Report, released Friday at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, emphasized that gender parity is a men's problem, too. The male executives at 10 large corporations pledged at the forum to reach gender parity in their companies in five ...

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2015 Conference a Success

The 2015 Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom took place on September 28-29th, and consisted of three events -- a roundtable discussion, a private participants' dinner, and the public plenary session. We are following up to implement many of the recommendations from the Roundtable session. We'd like to thank all of ...

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Research by Deloitte on Millennial Women Feeling Overlooked by Employers

January 2016. Deloitte recently released a research report showing that Millennial women are slightly more likely than men to leave their employers within the next five years. One reason could be that 48 percent of female respondents say they are “being overlooked for potential leadership positions.” Review the research here.

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PWC Annual Corporate Governance Survey Shows Female Board Members Value Diversity More

January 2016. The newly-released PWC Annual Corporate Governance Survey revealed interesting results: Directors are less satisfied with their peers’ performance. Nearly 40% of directors now say someone on their board should be replaced – a jump from 31% only three years ago. Directors continue to cite diminished performance due to aging, ...

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The $578 Billion Push for Boards With More Than Just White Men

January 2016. With little fanfare, diversity in the boardroom -- or rather, the lack of it -- has been embraced by more institutions as a metric for making investment decisions. The shift is noticeable. In 2012, U.S. investors controlling a combined $417 billion of assets said they considered diversity. Just two ...

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Maloney unveils new GAO report showing rampant disparities against women in corporate boardrooms, demands SEC take action

January 2016. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) today unveiled a new report from the Government Accountability Office, which shows women are severely underrepresented on corporate boards, taking up just 16 percent of seats in the boardroom. The study, which Maloney requested in May 2014, shows that even if the rate of ...

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GAO Report on Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements

January 2016. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently released its much-awaited report Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements. The GAO found that representation of women on the boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies has been increasing, but greater gender balance could take many years, and estimated that ...

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