Archive for July, 2016

SEC Chair Speech on Board Diversity

June 2016. In a speech before the ICGN on June 27, 2016, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said that “…the SEC has a responsibility to ensure that our disclosure rules are serving their intended purpose of meaningfully informing investors.  does not and it should be changed.  Our lens of ...

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UK: After Brexit, Women Take Charge in the UK

July 2016. After male politicians led the UK into Brexit, women are taking center-stage to clean up the mess. Theresa May is preparing to become the UK’s second female prime minister and has promised to take Britain out of the European Union. In Scotland, where the leaders of the three biggest parties ...

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Bloomberg Quick Take: Women on Boards

March 2016. Women are well established in professions like medicine, law and banking. They’ve advanced to the top of prominent companies, including General Motors, Pepsico, EasyJet and Yahoo. Yet a gap remains: corporate boards. Men hold over 80 percent of all S&P 500 board seats and growth in female representation has slowed. ...

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India: Challenges that Women Directors on Company Boards Face

July 2016. The Indian law that made it mandatory for companies to appoint at least one woman director to their boards has proven to be fairly effective. According to Prime Database, 76 percent of the NSE 500 companies now have a woman director on their boards. The bad news is that many of these women are ...

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