Posts Tagged "women on boards"

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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Building A Diverse Board Makes Sense For Startups

June 2015. An article posted by Tech Crunch last year addresses the reasons why startup companies should care about diversity on their boards. Read more here.

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Women are the Next Global Growth Opportunity

August 2016. Amruda Nair, chair of Aiana Hotels & Resorts based in Doha, Qatar, writes about the potential impact of the one billion women who are estimated to enter the global economy in the next decade. Nair's board is 30 percent female. Read her editorial here.

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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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South Africa: Listed Companies with More Female Directors are Better Corporate Citizens

July 2016. Researchers in South Africa looked at the relationship between board gender diversity and corporate citizenship in JSE-listed companies between 2009 and 2015 and found significant correlation between gender diversity on the board and good corporate citizenry, especially on environmental issues. Read more 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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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: Despite Growing Calls for More Women on Boards, Corporate Canada Resists

June 2016. Shareholders in some of Canada's biggest companies have shown some resolve to increase female representation at the board level, yet efforts in recent months to boost the number of women have been rejected time and again. Proposals to diversify the makeup of boards at Bell and the parent company of ...

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