Posts Tagged "UK"

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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UK: After Brexit, Women Take Charge in the UK

July 2016. After male politicians led the UK into Brexit, women are taking center-stage to clean up the mess. Theresa May is preparing to become the UK’s second female prime minister and has promised to take Britain out of the European Union. In Scotland, where the leaders of the three biggest parties ...

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Don’t go on and on. Addressing the gender issue effectively

February 2016. In a recent blog post, Margaret Kett of executive search specialist Tyzack shared her frustration with status-quo thinking about women on boards -- that just the act of adding women to a corporate board will increase a company's success. She writes, "It’s not unreasonable to assume that women choose to ...

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Does Boardroom Diversity Increase Profits?

November 2015. There are more than 600 billion reasons for increasing the number of women on corporate boards. That figure, actually $US655 billion of investment returns, is what professional services firm Grant Thornton believes businesses with an all-male boardroom missed out on last year. The firm’s research covered listed companies ...

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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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UK: All FTSE 100 Companies Now Have at Least 1 Woman on the Board

UK mining company Glencove, previously the only FTSE 100 company without any female directors, has elected a woman to its non-executive board.  Now all FTSE 100 companies have at least one woman on the board. "This is a historic day for the FTSE and for the reforms I've been pushing for ...

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UK Survey Shows Executive Search Firms Are Skeptical about Potential Success of Davies Task Force

A survey of 100 of the top UK executive search firms found that: 1) Most UK executive search firms believe that the Davies Task Force will fail and the country will not achieve its objective by 2015 of 25% female members on the country’s top 100 boards, and 2) Most ...

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