The Thirty Percent Coalition Commends 151 Companies Adding Women to their Boards of Directors following its Adopt a Company Campaign

July 2017. IT Business Net. "Representing more than $3.2 trillion in assets under management, the Thirty Percent Coalition's institutional investors are committed to increasing diversity in the public company boardroom. Following the Coalition's Adopt a Company Campaign which began in January 2012, 151 companies have now appointed a woman to their boards. ...

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Quotas should be considered if private sector can’t get act together: Chris Bowen

July 2017. Women's Agenda. "Gender equality will boost Australia’s economy and quotas on ASX-listed companies might be necessary to help us get there, according to the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen. Speaking at the Women In Economics Network yesterday, Bowen said Australia is making far too little progress in dealing with gender inequality. 'Quotas ...

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Is the “Fearless Girl” Crying?

June 2017. Directors & Boards. "As corporations and investors are pushing for more gender diversity on boards, it seems that progress has stalled. According to a report by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles released Tuesday, the number of new director appointments who were women fell 2% in 2016, to 27.8%. At this ...

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Just 12% of all board seats filled by women in IndiaJust 12% of all board seats filled by women in India Read more at: http://www.millenniumpost.in/business/business-248820

June 2017. Millennium Posts. "Women still go largely under- represented on corporate boards and hold just 12.4 per cent of board seats in India, slightly lower than the global average of 15 per cent, says a Deloitte report. The percentage of women in top leadership roles is even lower as they ...

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The number of new female board members actually dropped last year

June 2017. The Washington Post. "The push to get more women onto corporate boards of directors is getting a lot of attention lately: Investors have been urging companies to make it a priority, Uber came under fire after a director cracked a joke about more women in the boardroom, and a Wall Street statue of ...

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Board Diversity At An Impasse?

June 2017. Heidrick & Struggles. The study points out that for the first time in ten years, the percentage of newly selected F500 directors who are women has dropped – from 29.8% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016.  Just 117 of 421 new directors are women.  The implication is that the ...

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Only this company has a board that is 80% female

June 2017. USA Today. "At a time when the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards is under the microscope, an online travel booking service says that it has become the only publicly traded U.S. company to have a board of directors that is 80% female.That milestone for Travelzoo, a company that guides ...

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Korea needs gender quota at boardrooms

June 2017. The Korean Times. "The Korean government needs to take steps that can ensure women will be on an equal footing with men in the workplace, according to female executives from the financial sector. 'Korea has a serious problem when it comes to gender equality,' said Eunice Kim, a professor of ...

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Gender diversity doubles with female leadership

June 2017. The Actuary. "It shows that women hold just 15% of board seats worldwide, although this represents a slight increase from the 12% recorded in 2015, with New Zealand achieving the strongest growth in female representation since then. Norway currently has the highest share of women on corporate boards with 42%, ...

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Canadian investors want gender pay equity and more women in corporate leadership

June 2017. Cision. "A strong majority of Canadian investors want to see women treated fairly in the workplace, including pay equity with men and more women in leadership roles, according to a new research report released today. The report, commissioned by OceanRock Investments Inc., and published by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA), ...

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