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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Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

January 2017.  Deloitte. "Despite modest gains, women and minorities see little change in representation on Fortune 500 boards.  This multi-year study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte for the 2016 census, provides powerful metrics on the slow change of diversity in the boardroom, and may ...

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Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

February 2017. Deloitte. Deloitte: Missing Pieces Report

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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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‘Negligible’ Gains in Boardroom Diversity as White Men Still Dominate, Study Finds

February 2017.  ABC News. "The percentage of women and minorities holding corporate board seats at Fortune 500 companies increased slightly last year to its highest level on record, but white men still accounted for an overwhelming majority of the positions, according to a study released today. Women and minorities occupied nearly 31 ...

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Snapchat Only Has One Woman On Its Board: Joanna Coles, Who Gets Paid the Least

February 2017.  Slate. "The company made its initial filing last week, revealing that its nine-person board of directors has only one woman: Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst Magazines and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. Fortune reports that, of the five directors who are being paid for their ...

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Coty Says It Will Add First Woman Board Member by July

February 2017.  The Street. "Fragrance and cosmetics company Coty (COTY) said it will add a woman to its board of directors by July, reducing the number of S&P 500 companies without women in the boardroom to four. Coty will bring on its first female board member in the second quarter of 2017, a spokeswoman ...

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North Carolina corporate boards making progress on diversity

November 2016. Charlotte Business Journal. "North Carolina is making progress when it comes to diversifying its corporate boards. Women now hold 18.8% of corporate board seats in the state — up from 16.6% in 2015, according to the 2020 Women on Boards 2016 Gender Diversity Index report." More here.

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