State Street Takes A Stand

March 2017.  Wall Street Journal. "Firms won’t have an exact quota for compliance with State Street’s mandate, but must prove they attempted to improve a lack of diversity." "Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors on Tuesday will begin pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at ...

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Females in the F500

March 2017.  Fortune Knowledge Group. "Females in the F500. Besides the women you see at the top, it's sometimes hard to get visibility into the Fortune 500 and know which companies are truly making strides towards gender equality. To that end, the Fortune Knowledge Group put together a gender diversity index of the ...

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2016 Spencer Stuart Board Index

March 2017. Spencer Stuart. Report Here: Spencer-Stuart-US-Board-Index-2016_16Dec2016 Highlights of the 2016 Report:  ·        Women now comprise 21% of all S&P 500 directors, up from 20% in 2015, and from 15% a decade ago. ·        S&P500 Boards average 2.3 female directors, compared with 1.6 in 2006. ·        Six S&P 500 boards (1%) have no women directors; whereas ...

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Gender diversity on US boards in 2017

March 2017. EY. Board Diversity video from EY. Gender diversity on US boards in 2017

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In Trump era, a call for corporate board diversity

February 2017.  Chicago Tribune. "A new report is out and it chronicles one of corporate America's oldest epic fails: An inability to fill major corporate boards with more women and minorities — the very groups that are increasingly becoming consumer, commercial and social powerhouses. As the Tribune reported this week, the nation's ...

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A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate

January 2017.  The New York Times. "Once a year, a small group of executives who control trillions of dollars in American companies meet for lunch in Manhattan. Among the things they discuss: pushing for greater say in how companies are run. It is an elite gathering, but you will not see ...

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Sweden: Government Drops Gender Quota Proposal for Corporate Boards

January 2017. Bloomberg BNA. "The Swedish government has dropped a proposal (2016:32) that would have imposed mandatory gender quotas for the boards of major companies. In a Jan. 18 statement, the committee charged with drafting the proposal said that it had not gained sufficient support in parliament and alternative measures aimed ...

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How to accelerate gender diversity on boards

January 2017.  McKinsey & Co. "Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely to inspire others to take firmer action.  The tone of much public discourse on the issue of women’s representation on boards has been pessimistic of late, ...

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Study Finds Only Modest Gains by Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

February 2017.  The New York Times. "Women and minorities occupy nearly 31 percent of the board seats of Fortune 500 companies, a small increase over the last four years, a new study has found. While that is the highest level in the six years of the study, white men continue to ...

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Women are, very slowly, getting more seats in the boardroom

February 2017.  Sioux City Journal. "The number of women sitting at the table in corporate boardrooms across the country is rising very slowly, but it's rising. Just over 15 percent of all director seats at publicly traded U.S. companies were held by women as of Dec. 31, according to a study ...

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