EU proposes 40 % quota for “non executive” women

November 2017. Women's Post. "The European Commission has proposed that companies whose non-executive directors comprise of more than 60 per cent men to prioritize the hiring of women when choosing between candidates of equal merit. The proposal aims to have a minimum of 40 per cent of non-executive members on company boards ...

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Assets invested in empowering women surpass $2 billion

November 2017.  The Star. "Gender-lens investing is still a nascent trend, pouring money into small business owned by women, startups with female founders or other businesses that improve the lives of women. Investment strategies that focus on improving the lives of women and girls, closing the gender pay gap or adding women ...

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Cincinnati companies get national recognition for board diversity

November 2017. Cincinnati Business Courier. "Six Greater Cincinnati-based companies are receiving national recognition for the female representation on their boards of directors. Macy’s Inc., CH2M Hill, Convergys Corp., Fifth Third Bancorp, Kroger Co., and Procter & Gamble Co. were honored by the Women’s Forum of New York during its breakfast on Tuesday. Macy’s ...

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The “Fearless Girl” Has More Battles to Fight to Achieve Parity

November 2017. HuffPost. "The installment of the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street focused the entire world’s attention on just how few women there are running large U.S. companies. But gender inequality in the workplace, including the gender pay gap, is far from a problem in just the United States. It ...

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 2017. World Economic Forum. "Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap ...

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“Being a Woman on the Board”

November 2017. Suzanne Hopgood Blog. Article published by Suanne Hopgood discussing women on boards. Article: Being a Woman on the Board   More from this blog.

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Women & minorities are 50% of new directors at big companies—but the global gender gap could now take 100 years to close

November 2017. Moneyish. "Score one for corporate feminism. For all the depressing recent news about sexual and workplace harassment of women, some underrepresented minorities did notch up notable successes this year. According to Spencer Stuart, a recruitment firm, women and ethnic minorities comprised half of the 397 independent directors added at S&P ...

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CPPIB using its shareholder votes to push for more women on corporate boards: CEO

November 2017. Times Colonist. "Canada's largest retirement fund manager is pushing to have more women on corporate boards because diversity makes for better business decisions, CPPIB chief executive Mark Machin said Friday. 'This is a high priority for us,' Machin said in an interview after Canada Pension Plan Investment Board released its ...

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Women Are Rising Up the U.K. Corporate Ladder, But Not Fast Enough

November 2017. Bloomberg. "For all the talk of wanting more women in positions of power, the number of female executives in Britain’s biggest traded companies has barely shifted. That is the analysis of this year’s Female FTSE Board Report, a much-watched piece of research by Cranfield University that is backed by ...

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Female FTSE Index

2017. Cranfield School of Management. "Since 1999, our annual Female FTSE benchmarking report has provided a regular measure of the number of women executive directors on the corporate boards of the UK's top 100 companies. The Female FTSE Index is announced each year, and attracts considerable press attention in the UK and ...

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