Posts Tagged "USA"

Women Are Coming For The Boardroom – And It’s Better For Business

August 2016. In boardrooms around the country, the glass ceiling seems as impenetrable as ever. While women are independent business owners and CEOs, it is on boards where women are lagging the furthest behind comparably talented men. In the past 10 years, the number of women in boardrooms has only increased by 5% ...

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Leaders Target Biotech Boardroom Diversity at Liftstream Annual Forum

August 2016. The second annual Liftstream diversity conference will take place on September 15th 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the headquarters of global biotech firm Biogen. Over 250 executives from the life sciences and investment industries will attend this forum of keynote speakers, panel sessions and roundtables aimed at addressing ...

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When Will We See More ‘Shes’ in the C-Suite?

August 2016. Women dominate health care as employees, consumers, and family “chief medical officers,” but not so much when it comes to leadership positions. Read more about women leadership in the healthcare industry here.

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SEC Chair Speech on Board Diversity

June 2016. In a speech before the ICGN on June 27, 2016, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said that “…the SEC has a responsibility to ensure that our disclosure rules are serving their intended purpose of meaningfully informing investors.  does not and it should be changed.  Our lens of ...

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Opinion: Does it matter how many women sit on corporate boards?

June 2016. Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby argues that it trivializes gender equality, in the corporate world or anywhere else, to be reduced to nothing but a body count. He says that what should concern those who value male-female diversity is not whether 20 percent or 40 percent of board members are ...

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Women on boards: A matter of supply? Or demand?

April 2016. A recent boardroom study conducted by Harvard Business School, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and executive recruiting firm Spencer Stuart asked board members: “What is the primary reason that the number of women on boards is not increasing?” The number one response of men aged 56 to 65 was “lack of qualified ...

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Men Seeking Women for Boards Looking in All the Wrong Places

April 2016. The men who dominate corporate boards in the U.S. still tend to pick men when seats open up. It may be that way because they’re old -- and don’t know where to look. Many of the baby-boomer guys who hold the majority of director positions are convinced it’s difficult if ...

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Breaking Down the Gender Challenge

March 2016. Corporate ambitions to achieve gender parity often produce scattershot initiatives. It’s easy to see why: gender parity is a huge undertaking, with many dimensions in which executives must reimagine their zone and culture, put in place multiyear plans, add infrastructure, and improve services. McKinsey's latest research suggests that leaders ...

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Gender Diversity on Boards: The Future Is Almost Here

March 2016. In their Corporate Governance column, David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh write that a combination of regulatory, legislative, and investor-driven efforts is likely to accelerate the progress that has been made to date toward greater gender diversity and perhaps, one day, gender parity, on public company boards. Read ...

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Women May Not Reach Boardroom Parity for 40 Years, GAO Says

January 2016. Women, who make up half the American workforce, may be 40 years or more from parity with men on U.S. corporate boards, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a new report. About 23 percent of open seats in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 Index went to women in 2014, ...

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