Why it’s smart to invest in women-led companies

August 2017. Houston Chronicle. "In recent years, some financial services companies have been adding investment products that place bets on women-led firms, investing in companies that have either female chief executives or diverse boards of directors. New research from Scandinavia's largest bank shows why the wager might be a good one. Companies ...

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State Street Falls Short in Bid for Women Directors — WSJ.

July 2017. Fox Business. "This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (July 27, 2017). Roughly 400 publicly traded American companies with no women on their board ignored a request to make ...

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After Fearless Girl state, investment giant votes against men-only boards

July 2017. Brisbane Times. "State Street, the $US2.6 trillion ($3.3 trillion) asset manager that installed the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street in March, followed through on its pledge to vote against companies that don't have women on their boards of directors. The Boston-based firm said it voted against the re-election of the ...

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State Street Votes Against 400 Companies Citing Gender Diversity

July 2017. Fox Business. "Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors voted against the reelection of directors at 400 companies this year on grounds they failed to take steps to add women to their boards. The money manager, a unit of custody bank State Street Corp., said it discovered that 476 companies ...

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Investors want more women, minorities on corporate boards

July 2017. The Boston Globe. "What do Amazon, Facebook, and Netflix have in common? Not a single person of color sits on their corporate boards. For that reason alone, the Massachusetts pension fund refused this year to support the slate of board nominees recommended by each company. When it comes to diversity in ...

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Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

July 2017.  The New York Times. "It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers. A year ago, dressed in suffragette white and addressing a cheering, weeping convention, Hillary Clinton stood for possibility. Now she is a reminder of the limits women continue to confront — in politics and ...

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Women occupy record 12% of board seats in Singapore

July 2017. International Business Times. "Singapore-listed companies are getting more women on to company boards, with research showing women participation exceeding 10 percent for the first time. The top 100 largest primary-listed companies achieved 12.2 percent women's participation on boards from 10.9 percent six months ago, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) said ...

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BlackRock supports effort to boost number of women board members

July 2017.  Reuters. "BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) voted for eight proposals pushing U.S. and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards' diversity during the most recent quarter, the world's largest asset manager said on Thursday. BlackRock said it supported the shareholder motions to press companies to develop or disclose policies geared to ...

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No industry for old men: Why ‘Big Oil’ needs to woo younger, female workforce

July 2017.  International Business Times. "It may not be as pressing an issue for the World Petroleum Congress (WPC) as the crude oil price slump, but had you asked around the oil and gas industry's recently concluded triennial jamboree held in Istanbul, Turkey, plenty of high profile people would point to ...

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Treasurer Goldberg Announces Release of “Bringing Diversity on Board” Report

July 2017. Massachusetts State Treasury. "State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the release of a comprehensive report from her 'Bringing Diversity on Board' initiative, an effort she launched earlier this year to help corporate leaders advance diversity in the boardroom. In May, Goldberg organized three roundtables in Boston that brought together ...

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