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    2. Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?

      Blog: Is “stale” a Big Reason for “male and pale” Boards?
      Here is the lede from this WSJ article: A stubborn paradox reigns across U.S. boardrooms: Companies are appointing more women to board seats than ever, yet the overall share of female directors is barely budging. In comments to the WSJ, the managing director for corporate governance research at the Conference Board indicated that, in the last two decades, theres been a sweeping revolution in the field of corporate governance.
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    3. Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female

      Two Retirements Turn GM Board Majority Female
      General Motors could soon be one of just two companies in the SP 500 to not only have a female CEO, but to also have a majority female board of directors. In the near future, the GM board will soon feature six women, including GM CEO Mary Barra, when two current GM board directors retire. The board will shrink from the current 13 members to 11 with the retirement of ...
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    4. To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size

      To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size
      PwC tracks what it classifies as younger board directorsthose age 50 and underand a new report on the cohort came out yesterday. An unmistakable takeaway is that women are making up a larger share of this constituency37% in 2018 versus 31% the year prior. Of those independent younger directors who joined boards for the first time in 2018, more than half61%were female. Those figures reflect the uptick in female ...
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    5. When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

      When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance
      On January 1, California law said that all locally headquartered publicly traded companies must have at least one female directorby 2020. While new to the U.S., mandates to increase gender diversity on corporate boardsare common elsewhere. For example, Norway, Spain, France, and Iceland all have laws requiring that women comprise at least 40% of boards at publicly listed companies...
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    6. Diversity of Non-Executive Directors Differs Widely Across Europe

      Diversity of Non-Executive Directors Differs Widely Across Europe
      The study, conducted byKorn Ferry, looked at the composition and breakdown of the board of directors of384listed companies in twelve European countries. The researchers focused their assessment of non-executive directors an independent or external director that is a member of the board of directors, but not a member of the executive management team. Fundamentally, the non-executive director role is to provide a creative contribution and improvement to the board by ...
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    7. Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Board Diversity by U.S. Region
      Under SB-826, California became the first state to pass legislation to require that publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board. Specifically, companies in California will need to achieve this by 2019. Starting in 2021, the required number of women on boards will increase based on the overall size of the board. For example, if a board has five directors, two of them must be women, and ...
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    1. We would like you to set out how you intend to make genuine progress to improving board diversity. We therefore ask you to set out what actions the board is taking to ensure that substantial progress is made to meet the Hampton-Alexander 2020 targets.
      In UK: FTSE 350 Firms Under Fire Over ‘unacceptable’ Lack of Female Directors
    2. Often when we engage with companies on the issue of board diversity we hear that the biggest challenge is a lack of suitable female candidates.
      In Investor State Street Uses Financial Clout to Get More Women to the Top
    3. While our board has determined not to make a recommendation either in favour of or opposed to the shareholder proposal, we believe that our current practices and recent enhancements to our new director candidate selection process support board diversity.
      In With No Women on its Board, Shareholder Calls for Diversity Policy at Tim Hortons owner RBI