Campaign group Women Corporate Directors has published a list of practical recommendations aimed at increasing the number of women in boardrooms—and accelerating what it terms the “glacial pace” of change in the US.
Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards.
According to a survey by Spencer Stuart, a firm of headhunters, the US places mid-table with 24% of boardroom roles in the largest publicly listed companies held by women. Norway has 46% and France 43%. Even the UK does better than the US, with 28%.
This week Women Corporate Directors, one of the most hard-working campaign groups in the US corporate world, has published a set of recommendations providing key steps for companies seeking to improve boardroom diversity.
Speaking in San Jose at the organisation’s annual conference, WCD’
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