Publications

Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

February 2017. Deloitte. Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

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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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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

June 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently released its quarterly report for March through May of 2016. The report notes that female appointments to ASX 200 boards have tracked above 40 percent so far in 2016, the highest rate since they began monitoring figures in 2009. This solid ...

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Canada: Catalyst Recommendations for Accelerating Diversity in Canada

June 2016. Catalyst Canada recently released its report of recommendations to accelerate diversity in Canadian corporations. Read the full report here.

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A Conversation with SEC Chair Mary Jo White

January 2016. In the final question of this recent interview, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White addressed the lack of gender diversity on boards.  She has instructed her staff to review the current proxy disclosure requirements to determine “whether additional guidance or rulemaking is needed.” Read the speech here.

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H.R.4718 – The Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2016

This bill directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to establish a Gender Diversity Advisory Group, composed of government, academic, and private sector representatives, to study strategies to increase gender diversity among the members of the boards of directors of issuers. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is amended to direct ...

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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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Susan Ness Delivers Keynote Speech on Boardroom Diversity in Bogota

November 2015. SAIS Global Conference Chair Susan Ness delivered keynote remarks at the XIV Foro Internacional de Gobierno Corporativo in Bogotá, Colombia on November 11, 2015.  She focused on global progress in achieving boardroom diversity, noting that “in every country that has made significant progress, the national government has played ...

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Illinois Becomes Second State in Nation to Pass a Women on Boards Resolution

June 2015. The State of Illinois House of Representatives passed HR 0439, a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on corporate boards of directors. This makes Illinois the second state in the nation to pass a women on boards resolution. The resolution was spearheaded by 2020 Women on Boards/Chicago ...

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SEC Commissioner On Boardroom Diversity

May 2015. SEC Commissioner Kara Klein recently gave a speech at a Treasury Department Symposium on Women in Finance where she discussed boardroom composition.  The Commissioner did not say anything new about boardroom diversity, and did not critique the present disclosure rules.  Instead, she argues that if there were a universal proxy ...

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