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Review: Getting Women on to Corporate Boards

GettingWomenontoCorporateBoardsThis slim but informative volume contains contributions from practitioners, policy-makers, principle-setters, advocacy groups and researchers on gender balance in the boardroom, the outcomes of the Norwegian quota law and its snowball effects in other countries. The book came out of a Think Tank organized in Oslo in March 2011. The Norwegian quota law demanded a minimum share of either gender of 40% on boards of publicly listed companies, about 1500 corporations as of January 2008.

Norway took a radical approach. The penalty for not meeting the quota was dissolution. No company took that chance. By any reasonable measure, the Norwegian law is a success. Has Norway’s example started a “wave effect” of momentum around the world? I think so, although Norway had a head start over most countries because they already had a strong base of human rights. Continue Reading →

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Binders Full of Women & Corporate Governance

The domain name bindersfullofwomen.com was snapped up less than two minutes after the instantly viral phrase left Mitt Romney’s mouth last Tuesday night. The winner was American Bridge 21st Century, a Democratic super PAC. The group’s biggest funder is hedge fund billionaire George Soros, who made a $1 million donation earlier this year. (CNN, 10/17/2012) Will your CEO or board make the same gafe? Learn from Romney’s mistake. Continue Reading →

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3D System Live: Will Directors Be More Accountable?

Beginning today, applicants with the skills and experience to be a candidate for a corporate director’s seat can submit their profiles through the Diverse Director DataSource – “3D” program. Once a pool of talent is established, shareowners, companies, diversity groups and other organizations will be able to use the program to recruit board candidates.

The DataSource was conceived by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). GovernanceMetrics International (GMI), an independent provider of global corporate Continue Reading →

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