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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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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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Canada: Government Advisory Council Report

The Government of Canada's Advisory Council issued a report in June 2014, Good for Business:  A Plan to Promote the Participation of More Women on Canadian Boards, highlighting how the public and private sector can increase the representation of women on boards. The report includes an overview of current best ...

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Forbes: To Advance Women, Investors Need To ‘Lean On’ Corporations

Joseph F. Keefe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pax World Funds, which launched the nation’s first socially responsible mutual fund in 1971, argues that the "Lean In" framework, "while perhaps necessary, is insufficient." In fact, he argues, "Regardless of what leaning in women do wherever they find themselves, we will ...

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Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission – The Diverse Board: Moving From Interest to Action

Abstract: Corporate boards face a new set of challenges in the years ahead as major economic trends transform the way our companies operate. Not only is global competition growing, but here at home we also see shifting demographics and new customer bases. How directors handle these changes can determine the ...

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Boardmember.com: Global Perspectives on Board Diversity – Interview with Susan Ness

The Corporate Board Member, a NYSE Euronext company interviewed Susan Ness, Chair of the SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom on the occasion of the upcoming Third Annual Conference on September 20th, 2012. The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C., will host a free, ...

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SpencerStuart: Advancing female representation in the boardroom: An interview with Ilene H. Lang

Spencer Stuart interviewed Ilene H. Lang, president and chief executive officer of Catalyst about the continued scarcity of women in Silicon Valley boardrooms and the models that might help to change that. Female representation on Silicon Valley boards nudged up in the past year. Fifty-seven percent of boards have at least ...

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HLS Forum: Gender competition of boards important for competitiveness

Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Ernst & Young, discusses a report from the Committee for Economic Development, titled Fulfilling the Promise: How More Women on Corporate Boards Would Make America and American Companies More Competitive. "Corporate America often says we are facing a pipeline problem when challenged with the troubling ...

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ION President Meyerrose Joins “Moving the Needle” Task Force for Corporate Board Member Event

The InterOrganization Network (ION) President Sarah Meyerrose is an inaugural  member of the task force organizing Moving  the Needle, an initiative dedicated to identifying qualified women and  ethnically diverse board members. Led by Corporate  Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, this invitation-only event is  scheduled for July 18-19 at the New ...

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Dubai Women Establishment launches Arab Women Leadership Forum

Dubai Women Establishment's third Arab Women Leadership Forum will be taking place on 4th & 5th September, at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, and will focus on the theme 'Women in the Boardroom'. The Arab Women Leadership Forum is an annual flagship conference organized by Dubai Women Establishment, as part of its ...

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