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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Exclusive: Women Bring More Tech Expertise to the Boardroom Than Men Do

August 2016. Fortune. According to a new study, if a company is looking to hire a director with plenty of tech experience, they should hire a woman.  According to new research by Accenture, women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional tech experience in their background.  More ...

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The Female FTSE Board Report 2016

2016. Cranfield University. Cranfield University published its 2016 semi-annual report on Female FTSE benchmarking report, measuring numbers of female directors on the top 100 British corporate boards.  Each year Cranfield University announces its semi-annual Female FTSE Index and this year's report can be found below and here.  Cranfield University is a ...

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Gender Diversity on Boards: The Future Is Almost Here

March 2016.  Harvard Law School Forum. "Gender diversity on public company boards—and meaningful participation by women directors in the boardroom—is steadily increasing. Although the number of women on boards in the United States is growing more slowly than in some other countries, there has never been such consensus and collective effort ...

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Sir Philip Hampton to Lead Push for More Women in Top Jobs

August 2016. The Guardian. The chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, Sir Philip Hampton, has been appointed by the British government to chair an independent review on the improving the number of women amongst the top 350 public British companies.  This review is founded in the work of Mervyn Davies to increase the number of ...

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