Fearless Girl: State Street Takes On Wall Street’s Gender Gap

May 2017. Fortune. "When the Fearless Girl statue appeared in lower Manhattan in March, it was, for a while, almost impossible to escape her. Here was a little girl, about four feet tall, staring down the massive bronze Charging Bull, a testosterone-charged symbol of Wall Street bravado. The imagery was captivating: ...

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This Trillion-Dollar Investors’ Group Is Challenging Australia’s All-Male Boardrooms

May 2017. Bloomberg. "All-male boards take note: your biggest investors have run out of patience. The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors -- whose members have over A$1.5 trillion ($1.1 trillion) of funds under management –- have pledged to vote down boards that aren’t making sufficient progress on gender diversity. In what seems to ...

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Board Refreshment Drives Progress Toward Gender Parity

May 2017. Directors & Boards. "Gender diversity on public company boards has become a hot-button topic in recent years, as investors and other governance advisors have shined a spotlight on the issue. Major institutional investors have ramped up action, spurring further discussion and lighting the fire for boards to address more ...

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60 Percent Of Women Directors In NSE 500 Companies Independent

May 2017. Bloomberg. "Nearly 60 percent of all women directors on the boards of Nifty 500 companies are independent contrary to the perception that promoters are naming women from within the family to meet the regulatory requirement, a study has found. India is the first developing country to mandate at least one ...

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‘Missing pieces’ in West Michigan’s economic stability

May 2017. GRBJ. "The Business Journal is reporting on the findings of a “Missing Pieces” study by Deloitte in conjunction with the Alliance for Board Diversity, measuring the gains made by women on corporate boards in Michigan. The Business Journal suggests that while 25 percent of boards surveyed added a woman ...

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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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