Posts Tagged "quotas"

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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India: Women Still a Small Part of Corporate Boards

January 2016. India's historic gender diversity law did get women onto the boards of nearly 90% of Indian companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE), but experts say the spirit of the reform is yet to see the light of day. Only 147 out of the 1,451 NSE-listed companies did ...

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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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Israel: Ad Team Cracks All-Male Board Problem

October 2015. A group of women from McCann Tel Aviv have a radical plan to get more women on panels and conference stages. The lack of women headlining conference agendas and sitting on speaker panels isn’t particular to the United States. In Israel, one Tel Aviv business is tackling the ...

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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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Stock Exchanges Address Boardroom Diversity

July 2015. Tara Giunta and Michelle Cline of  Paul Hastings LLP explore the role of stock exchanges in promoting gender diversity on corporate boards. The article from Ethical Boardroom reviews the varying stages of progress in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and North America regarding diversity-related provisions in listing requirements. Although few ...

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