Board composition changing, but pace of change still dragging

May 2017. GRBJ. "There are more women on public company boards than ever, but there still is a long way to go to reach the levels many would like to see. According to a recent report by Deloitte, “2016 Board Practices Report,” more than 25 percent of the boards surveyed added a ...

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Increasing women representation in corporate boards

May 2017. The Financial Express. "Bangladesh did remarkably well in achieving its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our strategic focus now is on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 25, 2015 as MDGs' successor to have a poverty and hunger-free peaceful planet.  There are 17 ...

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No Increase In Number Of Female Board Members Despite Gender Quota

May 2017. The Grapevine. "The number of women sitting on corporate boards, or holding executive positions failed to increase between 2016-2017, reports Kjarninn is Currently women make up 25.9 percent of board members in Iceland, up just 21.3 percent from 1999. In 2013, Alþingi passed a law mandating all companies with 50 or ...

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Does Gender Diversity on Boards Really Boost Company Performance?

May 2017. Wharton. "Many commentators suggest that gender diversity in the corporate boardroom improves company performance because of the different points of view and experience it offers. However, rigorous, peer-reviewed academic research paints a different picture. Despite the intuitive appeal of the argument that gender diversity on the board improves company ...

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The 27th Global Summit of Women

May 2017. The Manila Times. "I’VE just returned from attending the 27th Global Summit of Women held in Tokyo from May 12 to 13. The GSW, as it is known, is concerned with the economic status of women in the quest for equality. It is now on its 27th year, an ...

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Asia’s lack of women on boards shows it has work to do

May 2017. Financial Times. "Women hold just one in eight seats on the boards of Asia’s largest public companies, a level that puts them behind peers in Europe and North America despite the region’s economic growth and increasingly mature stock markets. In the 1,557 largest listed companies in 20 Asia-Pacific countries, ...

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Few women to be found in Pa. corporate, nonprofit boardrooms: ‘it’s a problem’

April 2017. Penn Live. "The state House of Representatives has issued a challenge to Pennsylvania companies and nonprofit institutions: Put more women in your boardroom and executive leadership seats. By a vote of 189-0, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday encouraging companies and nonprofits to have a minimum of ...

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Women on boards

April 2017. Moneyweb. "Women are well established in professions like medicine, law and banking. They’ve advanced to the top of prominent companies, including General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsico and IBM. Yet a gap remains: corporate boards. Men hold about 80% of all S&P 500 board seats and growth in female representation has slowed. ...

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ASX 300 companies with gender diverse boards grow revenue faster: KPMG report

April 2017. The Sunday Morning Herald. "Companies with females on their boards have achieved higher revenue growth, profitability and shareholder returns than those without, a new report by accounting firm KPMG shows. The KPMG Enterprise's 2017 ASX 300+ Report analysed 664 companies, including 626 local entities and 38 foreign companies listed in ...

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Singapore Wants to Double Women on Company Boards in 3 Years

April 2017. Bloomberg. "The Singapore Government authorized Diversity Action Committee has called for doubling the % of women serving on boards in Singapore within three years, from 9.9% to 20%.  The committee, chaired by Singapore Exchange, Ltd CEO Loh Boon Chye, approved six action items.  Singapore recognizes the value that diversity brings ...

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