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The number of new female board members actually dropped last year

June 2017. The Washington Post. "The push to get more women onto corporate boards of directors is getting a lot of attention lately: Investors have been urging companies to make it a priority, Uber came under fire after a director cracked a joke about more women in the boardroom, and a Wall Street statue of ...

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Board Diversity At An Impasse?

June 2017. Heidrick & Struggles. The study points out that for the first time in ten years, the percentage of newly selected F500 directors who are women has dropped – from 29.8% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016.  Just 117 of 421 new directors are women.  The implication is that the ...

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Only this company has a board that is 80% female

June 2017. USA Today. "At a time when the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards is under the microscope, an online travel booking service says that it has become the only publicly traded U.S. company to have a board of directors that is 80% female.That milestone for Travelzoo, a company that guides ...

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Korea needs gender quota at boardrooms

June 2017. The Korean Times. "The Korean government needs to take steps that can ensure women will be on an equal footing with men in the workplace, according to female executives from the financial sector. 'Korea has a serious problem when it comes to gender equality,' said Eunice Kim, a professor of ...

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Gender diversity doubles with female leadership

June 2017. The Actuary. "It shows that women hold just 15% of board seats worldwide, although this represents a slight increase from the 12% recorded in 2015, with New Zealand achieving the strongest growth in female representation since then. Norway currently has the highest share of women on corporate boards with 42%, ...

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Canadian investors want gender pay equity and more women in corporate leadership

June 2017. Cision. "A strong majority of Canadian investors want to see women treated fairly in the workplace, including pay equity with men and more women in leadership roles, according to a new research report released today. The report, commissioned by OceanRock Investments Inc., and published by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), ...

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Companies with a female boss have nearly twice as many women board members, new report reveals

June 2017. The Independent. "Companies with a female chief executive or board chair have almost twice as many female board members as those led by men, a new report shows. Research by professional services firm Deloitte found that women constituted 29 per cent of board members in companies with a female chair ...

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More women in Singapore boardrooms last year: Report

June 2017. The Strait Times. "Boardroom diversity has improved slightly in Singapore and the rest of the world, although women are still drastically under-represented on corporate boards here and globally. A new report has also uncovered a telling trend: put women in the very top corporate jobs and female board numbers will ...

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4% of CEOs & board chairs are women – Diversity, still a problem for corporate boards

June 2017. IT Brief. "The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication was released last night and the results are troubling. The research shows that women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards worldwide. The publication explores the efforts of promoting gender diversity in the boardroom ...

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Why Men Still Dominate Corporate Boardrooms

June 2017. Fortune. "One of my prized memories from elementary school is how great it felt when the teacher picked me to take her erasers outside at the end of the day to knock off the chalk dust. To be free of the classroom for a few minutes, cloaked in the ...

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