With the recent financial crisis helping to push board accountability into the spotlight, Lucy P. Marcus, professor of leadership and governance at IE Business School in Madrid, is urging companies to be more open to non-traditional candidates for their boards.
A new study shows that diversity has flatlined in America’s largest companies.
Catalyst, a US-based think-tank, tracks the composition of supervisory boards, executive teams and high earners in Fortune 500 companies to give an annual snapshot of diversity progress in some of the world’s largest and best-known organisations.
Alyse Nelson is the president and chief executive of Vital Voices, a Washington, DC-based group that trains female civic and business leaders in emerging economies.
A recent study by Washington-based Corporate Women Directors International shows the impact of quotas on increasing the diversity of company boards in Europe.
In the Women at the Top blog, we dedicate a lot of electronic ink to the reasons for the lack of female representation in upper management and executive positions: a dearth of women role models, too few companies with family-friendly policies, straight-up discrimination – to name just a few. But one reason we’ve hardly touched on is the healthy male ego and the obstacle that it poses to women trying to get ahead.
US-based membership organisation Women Corporate Directors (WCD) yesterday announced the winners of its 2012 WCD Awards.
In a recent taped workshop, an executive at PwC, the professional services firm, shares that she’s uneasy revealing the brand-name organisations she’s advised for fear of “bragging”. Another says she’s hesitant to say the names of chief executives she’s worked with directly, lest it looks like she’s “name-dropping”.
When Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times in September this year, she promptly denied that having a woman editor in charge shaped news coverage.
Irene Rosenfeld rises to head the Financial Times’ list of the top 50 women in world business in a year defined by her decision to split Kraft Foods into two separate entities.