Posts Tagged "30% Club"

Quick, What Share of Corporate Directors Are Women?

August 2016. Bloomberg Businessweek shares an interview with Brenda Trenowden, global chair of the 30% Club. She says that the progress made in increasing board gender diversity is not nearly enough. The share of women on boards is currently 26 percent for the FTSE 100, up from 12.5 percent in 2010. Read ...

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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

June 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently released its quarterly report for March through May of 2016. The report notes that female appointments to ASX 200 boards have tracked above 40 percent so far in 2016, the highest rate since they began monitoring figures in 2009. This solid ...

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You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

May 2016. If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working. Norway was the first to introduce quotas for women in 2003. Iceland, Spain and France followed with 40% targets. Last year, Germany became the largest economy to impose a ...

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Women on boards: A matter of supply? Or demand?

April 2016. A recent boardroom study conducted by Harvard Business School, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart asked board members: “What is the primary reason that the number of women on boards is not increasing?” The number one response of men aged 56 to 65 was “lack of qualified ...

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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

March 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently issued its quarterly report on its campaign to achieve 30% female representation on ASX200 boards by 2018.  CEO John Brogden noted that in the past twelve months, ASX 200 companies have moved from 19.4% with a 27% appointment rate to 21.7% ...

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Can Gender Quotas Get More Women Into Boardrooms?

July 2015. A new article from Bloomberg discusses the various strategies used around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The author discusses the different levels of effectiveness with voluntary targets compared to mandatory quotas. Though there is hardly consensus between countries on how to diversify ...

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United Kingdom: 30% Inspiration

July 2015. A strategy in the United Kingdom to increase boardroom diversity has shown remarkable success, and is now expanding to other countries. Among the boards of businesses that comprise the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index in the U.K., today there are none that have all-male boards, a dramatic ...

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The Key to Getting Women on Boards? Men

June 2015. Speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit in London this summer, Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management and founder of the 30% Club, attributed a significant portion of the 30% Club’s success to its recruitment of male advocates. Read more  of her comments about the importance of getting men ...

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Australia: Executive Search Firm Adopts Gender Diversity Code of Conduct

March 2015. Crown & Marks, an executive search firm in Australia, recently announced that it will adhere to a voluntary Code of Conduct in response to Recommendation 8 in the Davies Review on Women on Boards. The code lays out ten principles to guide the company in its promotion of ...

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Japan: Glass Ceiling Cracking, Slowly

March 2015. A survey by the Japanese news outlet Nikkei shows that based on current trends, at least one woman will be on the boards of about half of Japanese companies by the year 2020. The survey currently shows that 34.1% of publicly listed companies currently have a woman on ...

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