Diversity in Leadership

Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective

Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective, examines the legislative efforts being pursued across 17(i) countries to encourage more women to serve on listed company boards.

The updated edition of the report, by the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, comes after numerous governmental developments have evolved in several countries since the January 2011 publishing of the first edition. The new research highlights a variety of approaches to support diversity on boards, including requiring more disclosure, setting targets, and implementing quotas. According to the study, strong variations exist among countries regarding the most efficient way to achieve higher levels of diversity.

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http://www.corpgov.deloitte.com/binary/com.epicentric.contentmanagement.servlet.ContentDeliveryServlet/USEng/Documents/Nominating-Corporate%20Governance%20Committee/Board%20Composition%20and%20Recruitment/Women%20in%20the%20Boardroom_Deloitte_111511.pdf

Gender and Corporate Social Responsibility: It’s A Matter of Sustainability

The benefits of gender-diverse leadership extend beyond short-term financial performance. Companies with both women and men leaders in the boardroom and at the executive table are poised to achieve sustainable big wins for the company and society. New data from Catalyst and researchers from Harvard Business School suggest that gender-inclusive leadership and corporate social responsibility (CSR), examined through the lens of corporate philanthropy, are linked.
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http://catalyst.org/publication/507/42/gender-and-corporate-social-responsibility-its-a-matter-of-sustainability
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Canadian Board Diversity Council's Annual Report Card 2011

Some disconcerting findings on the lack of diversity in the boardrooms of Canada's largest corporations were released today in the Canadian Board Diversity Council's Second Annual Report Card.
 
While 73 per cent of corporate board members feel their boards are diverse, the reality is that women are significantly less likely than men to serve on corporate boards. In fact, most board members oppose the development and adoption of a formal diversity policy.
 
Pamela Jeffery, Founder of the Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC), says it is time for Canada's board directors to speed up the pace of change. "Directors whose boards have re-defined diversity believe they make better board decisions as a result of this diversity," Jeffery explains. "That's because important, diverse perspectives on customers, international markets and stakeholders that were once missing are now being represented.
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http://www.wxnetwork.com/content/files/final-cbdc_report2011_eng_14-2.pdf

NCRW Western Regional Conference 2011

The National Council for Research on Women held its 2011 Western Regional Conference at Claremont Graduate University bringing together experts from across the network, including academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and policy leaders, to focus on the status of women’s leadership across sectors. The conference identified best practices and recommended next steps for advancing women into decision-making positions in our economy and society both nationally and globally. It was an opportunity for NCRW member research, policy, and advocacy centers to strategize about a collective agenda for change.
 

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