Posts Tagged "Catalyst"

Glass ceiling: Women hold only one of five board positions

June 2016. Men land four of every five board seats, according to a survey by Catalyst, which specializes in finding ways to promote women within organizations. The stats are even worse when it comes to female CEOs. They hold only 4.2% of the elite top jobs. “Men continue to be overrepresented, holding more than ...

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Canada: Are Mandatory Gender Diversity Targets Coming for Public Companies in Ontario?

June 2016. On June 7, the Ontario government announced that it has accepted all 11 recommendations set forth in Catalyst Canada’s report, Gender Diversity on Boards in Canada: Recommendations for Accelerating Progress. Catalyst Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. The report ...

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Canada: Catalyst Recommendations for Accelerating Diversity in Canada

June 2016. Catalyst Canada recently released its report of recommendations to accelerate diversity in Canadian corporations. Read the full report here.

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Catalyst: 2014 Report on Women in the Boardroom

January 2015. Catalyst issued its 2014 Census on women board directors on January 13. This year, the data are based upon the S&P 500, rather than the Fortune 500, as was done in prior years. Additionally, the data uses a new source: Catalyst partnered with The Data Morphosis Group to ...

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Catalyst: Women on European Boards

Catalyst published a blog post evaluates the efforts to diversify boards in Europe. Aside from quotas, voluntary target setting, public disclosure obligations, or adherence to a public charter can all help increase the number of women serving as board directors. The full blog post can be viewed here.

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From Morgan Stanley, Investing in Women on Corporate Boards

3/20/2013: A team within Morgan Stanley’s wealth management division has started a new portfolio, scheduled to start April 1, which will include only US companies with at least three female board members.  The portfolio is based on research by Credit Suisse, Catalyst, and McKinsey & Company, which have found financial ...

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Catalyst Corporate Board Resource

The Catalyst Corporate Board Resource aims to increase stagnate gender diversity on boards by creating a searchable resource bank of qualified female candidates recommended by member CEO's. Read more.

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Catalyst 2012 Census of Fortune 500: No Change for Women in Top Leadership

Catalyst 12/11/12: According to Catalyst, the number of women in top corporate leadership positions has made no significant strides this past year. The number of women in Board Director of Executive Officer positions increased by only a half a percent and women held only 16.6% of board seats in 2012, marking the ...

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Catalyst Research – April 2012: Approaches to Increasing Gender Diversity on Boards

Catalyst has issued an excellent summary of global initiatives  by country to increase gender diversity through legislation, regulation, and voluntary methods. Download Report

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South Africa: Women and the Bottom Line: Myths, Mysteries and Milestones

Edith Sievers, executive coach, notes that women still are squeezed out of the pipeline, not just by virtue of a “glass ceiling” but also an “asbestos wall,” where the percentage of women leaders continues to decline all the way to the top.  She attributes it to the double bind in which ...

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