Posts Tagged "France"

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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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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Women in the boardroom

New York, 6 March 2013 — Organizations would benefit from increased participation from shareholders on gender diversity discussions in the boardroom. This is according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL)  third edition of a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, "Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective." ...

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Deloitte report: “Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective”

Deloitte issues 2013 report, listing the status of efforts by country to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. Excellent report details countries that have imposed quotas or other requirements in 25 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and in Africa. See report here:  Women in the boardroom March 2013

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France tops US in women on corporate boards: study

2/22/2013: When it comes to women on the boards of Fortune Global 200 companies, a CWDI study found that both the US and France are ahead of the world average of 15% female directors.  France's 25.1% in its top 17 companies, however, surpasses the US's 20.9% in its top 57 ...

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Jamaica: Make space for skirts

In Jamaica, the 51% Coalition is working to achieve parity on all public-sector and private-sector boards. Research conducted by the Women's Resource and Outreach Centre, in collaboration with the Canadian International Development Agency, showed that while women have made significant strides in educational and professional development, over a 10-year period ...

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GMI Ratings Report Dispels Mandate Myth

In this important study, GMI, a corporate governance risk analysis company, reviewed the board affiliations and biographies of 54 female directors newly appointed at French companies post adoption of French quota legislation to determine whether the fears of critics of the law were realized.  The critics had claimed that the ...

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Women make gains in boardrooms worldwide, but US still lags behind

The Gardian:  Women corporate directors now represent 10% of the public company directors tracked in an annual survey completed by the corporate watchdog company, Global Metrics International.  US Boards lag behind many of their western peers in percentage growth from 2009 to 2011.  The percentage of women directors rose a ...

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FT Lex disputes studies suggesting greater gender balance on boards improves performance

Financial Times writer Lex opines that McKinsey and Goldman Sachs, et. al studies suggesting that greater gender balance in the boardroom improves performance may be misleading.  He argues that few examples in France, Norway, and UK validate those conclusions. Read more

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CWDI Releases 17th Report on Women on Boards

"Something is happening, and it's driven by Europe," said Irene Natividad, chair of the Washington-based international research group CWDI which releases its 17th annual report on Nov. 18. "The momentum for more women on boards will change the face of the biggest companies in Europe, in the midst of the ...

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