AICD’s Brogden: Women in boardrooms on target for 30pc

September 2016.  The Australian. The Australian Institute of Company is looking to achieve 30% representation of women on ASX 200 corporate boards.  Research by AICD and Mercer assess the potential achievement of this goal in this the Australian article.

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Target ‘in sight’ for 30% women on boards by 2018, but blacklist of female-free boards grows

September 2016.  The Sydney Morning Herald. "Women are on track to occupy 30 per cent of boardroom seats by the end of 2018, new modelling suggests. But 22 companies listed on the ASX200 remain complete female-free zones, according to the latest quarterly Diversity Report by the Australian Institute of Company Directors released ...

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‘Women talk too much, make board meeting long’

September 2016.  The Australian. "'Poor blokes. They can no longer get a board seat unless they wear a skirt.' This was one response given by a chair of an ASX 200 company in a letter to the Australian Institute of Company Directors when asked why the company had no women on its ...

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Corporate Governance inquiry launched

September 2016.  UK Parliament. The British Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) Committee launched an investigation into corporate governance.  The inquiry focused on pay, responsibilities, and boardroom composition, focusing on gender balance and representation in executive positions.  Prior to this investigation, the BIS Committee launched an investigation in BHS and Sports Direct ...

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What is the XX factor? Virginia event to highlight women in biotech

September 2016.  Washington Business Journal. "While women make up a large contingent of life sciences employment, there is still a dearth of gender diversity when it comes to leadership in the commercial sector."  More can be found here.

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Secret to a profitable company? At least 3 women or minorities on the board

September 2016. Mlive. One of the most important questions facing corporate boards is how to make the company more profitable.  This long standing question has been addressed by several research institutions and many studies have been published to help in the design of the best corporate board.  According to this article, the ...

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Sweden, a Model for Gender Equality, Aims to Make Its Record Even Stronger

September 2016.  World Politics Review.  "Last week, Sweden’s minority center-left government announced that it plans to propose legislation that will require 40 percent of all corporate board members to be women by 2019, with fines for companies that fail to comply, despite the fact the center-right opposition has said it will ...

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Company Disclosures on Women Show Canada’s Spinning its Wheels

September 2016.  Bloomberg. Prime Minister Justine Trudeau of Canada is ushering in a wave of gender equality through his policies.  The question is whether other sectors and industries of Canada can meet his push for change - more specifically, can business get behind the push for gender equality.  This Bloomberg article discusses if ...

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Lt. Gov. Hochul leads roundtable on advancing women in the workplace

August. 2016  VNA of Hudson Valley. "The difficulty women face in attaining leadership positions in the business world hit home for a group of female business leaders from the banking, legal, nonprofit and hospitality industries attending a panel discussion hosted by The Business Council of Westchester. Council President and CEO Marsha Gordon ...

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Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members to Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds

August 2016.  Business Wire. "Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture."  More on this research can be found at Business Wire.

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