Archive for April, 2016

Canada: BCE rejects call to set targets for number of women in senior management

April 2016. Telecommunications giant BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) rejected a shareholder motion to set targets to increase the number of women on its senior management team during the company's annual general meeting. The proposal came from a shareholder and member of Mouvement d'education et de defense des actionnaires (MEDAC) on behalf of the ...

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Amid rapid change, tech boardrooms remain filled with men

April 2016. The opportunity was there: vacant board seats, a call for more directors. Yet in several recent shakeups at Bay Area tech firms — from giants like Yahoo and numerous startups where venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has a seat — no one took the opportunity to appoint a woman to ...

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New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

April 2016. European Women on Boards ( EWoB) has published a major new report which examines the progress that women are making on the boards of the 600 largest European-listed companies. This comprehensive new study, undertaken in association with ISS, examines how gender diversity in European boardrooms has evolved over the ...

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Women on boards: A matter of supply? Or demand?

April 2016. A recent boardroom study conducted by Harvard Business School, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart asked board members: “What is the primary reason that the number of women on boards is not increasing?” The number one response of men aged 56 to 65 was “lack of qualified ...

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Men Seeking Women for Boards Looking in All the Wrong Places

April 2016. The men who dominate corporate boards in the U.S. still tend to pick men when seats open up. It may be that way because they’re old -- and don’t know where to look. Many of the baby-boomer guys who hold the majority of director positions are convinced it’s difficult if ...

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IMF Report: Unlocking Female Employment Potential in Europe

Spring 2016. The IMF recently released a staff study on the correlation between more women in senior positions and boards of corporations and better corporate performance. Read the full report here.

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This Congresswoman Is on a Mission to Get More Women Into the Boardroom

March 2016. U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, recently introduced the Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act (H.R. 4718) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would require the Securities and Exchange Commission to establish a gender diversity advisory group to study and make recommendations on strategies to increase gender diversity ...

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