Cranfield FTSE Report Highlights Female Under Representation in Executive Ranks

A report by Cranfield School of Management has criticised the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive echelons of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation on non-executive board positions, the report identifies the lack of women in executive roles on boards of the UK’s leading companies.

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Diverse Boards: Do They Deadlock More?

It’s the new corporate board ideal, a board composed of directors of all different ages, ethnicities, and genders, each with unique expertise to help guide the organization to new heights.But for all the good a diverse board can bring, a new study by a trio of professors says that it can have a surprising—and serious—side…

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Board Composition: Consider the Value of Younger Directors on Your Board

With the corporate environment evolving in significant ways, many S&P 500 companies have added younger directors to their boards to respond to new business needs. This report from PWC encourages you to take a closer look at your board composition to see if more age diversity would bring value to your company.

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Board Monitor Europe

To provide a picture of the continuing evolution of European boards, Heidrick & Struggles has inaugurated Board Monitor Europe, a projected series of annual reports designed to provide profiles of new independent directors and track changes in those profiles in the coming years.

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Hampton-Alexander Review 2017: Improving Gender Balance in FTSE Leadership

This independent review commissioned by the government, looks at ways to ensure that talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The Hampton-Alexander Review builds on the work of the Davies Review, aiming to increase the number of women on FTSE Boards with an important focus on improving women’s representation in…

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Korn Ferry Institute: Experience Tells

For this study, Korn Ferry went directly to female directors to learn about the opportunities as well as the barriers they have encountered in board service.

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Seven Steps to a More Diverse Board

This Egon Zehnder article offers seven steps boards can take to successfully make diversity an integrated part of their agendas.

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Is Gender Diversity Profitable?

This 2016 ‘Working Paper’ from the Peterson Institute for International Economics examines the evidence taken from a global survey of 21,980 firms to explore whether or not gender diversity is profitable – whether the presence of women in corporate leadership roles may have a significant influence on improving a firm’s performance.

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Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Key for LGBT Friendly Firms

After analysing the policies of all Fortune 500 firms over a ten year period, this study from the SAGE journal Human Relations in partnership with The Tavistock Institute finds that diversity in the boardroom is key to advancing and encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive policies.

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Women’s Leadership and Corporate Performance

The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons.

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