Posts Tagged "quotas on boards"

Bloomberg Quick Take: Women on Boards

March 2016. Women are well established in professions like medicine, law and banking. They’ve advanced to the top of prominent companies, including General Motors, Pepsico, EasyJet and Yahoo. Yet a gap remains: corporate boards. Men hold over 80 percent of all S&P 500 board seats and growth in female representation has slowed. ...

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India: Challenges that Women Directors on Company Boards Face

July 2016. The Indian law that made it mandatory for companies to appoint at least one woman director to their boards has proven to be fairly effective. According to Prime Database, 76 percent of the NSE 500 companies now have a woman director on their boards. The bad news is that many of these women are ...

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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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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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New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

April 2016. European Women on Boards ( EWoB) has published a major new report which examines the progress that women are making on the boards of the 600 largest European-listed companies. This comprehensive new study, undertaken in association with ISS, examines how gender diversity in European boardrooms has evolved over the ...

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GAO Report on Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements

January 2016. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently released its much-awaited report Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements. The GAO found that representation of women on the boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies has been increasing, but greater gender balance could take many years, and estimated that ...

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Panel: No Easy Way To Get More Women On Corporate Boards

September 2015. Three prominent Connecticut women spoke on a panel recently on why so few companies have made an effort to integrate their boards and what can be done to change that. Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier, who has been pushing for more racial and gender diversity in corporate boardrooms for years, ...

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What Norway Can Teach the US About Getting More Women into Boardrooms

May 2015. Norwegian quotas for gender diversity among board members were the first such laws implemented in the world. New research shows that Norway's quota requirement has greatly benefited the workforce and the way that companies do business, and that the country may have much to teach the US about boardroom diversity. Read the article from ...

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Germany: A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom

May 2015. A new German law, which was approved by the lower chamber of the Bundestag in March and went into effect on May 1st, requires the top 108 companies in the country to achieve 30% female board representation by 2016. Many are doubting whether corporate culture or German society will ...

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Sheryl Sandberg Starts Women on Boards Boot Camp

March 2015. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, joined forces with Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, to create a program designed to train women and minorities on how to sit on corporate boards. The two-day boot camp is designed to arm the participants with ...

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