9 November, 2017

FTSE 350 firms urged to increase gender diversity in leadership teams

A target for gender diversity in FTSE 100 leadership teams has been extended to the next 250 largest listed companies. The Hampton-Alexander Review followed Lord Davies’s report and targ...
women on boards, gender diversity

7 November, 2017

The barriers to getting more women on boards can be overcome

Much has been written in recent years about the advantages to companies of having diverse boards—diversity of thought, better stakeholder representation, different points of reference...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

22 October, 2017

Female directors positively influence firms’ corporate social performance

According to the World Economic Forum, social issues such as income inequality, climate change and natural resource shortages are among the most pressing global challenges facing 21st-centu...
Bank of England

20 October, 2017

MPs spotlight diversity at Bank of England

Members of parliament have expressed concern about diversity on the Bank of England's policy committees. Nicky Morgan, chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, has written to the chancello...
Man in suit, mirror, gender bias

25 September, 2017

Unconscious bias is keeping women out of senior roles

Most people would not consciously decide to hire candidates based on whether they remind them of themselves. But one unconscious bias—affinity bias—may lead people to favour candidates who are lik...

15 September, 2017

Does gender diversity affect a company’s risk management?

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysian boards

13 September, 2017

Malaysia to disclose companies lacking female board members

The government of Malaysia plans to publish a list of companies that do not have women on their boards. In addition, those companies will not be allowed to bid for government contracts. The move, w...

6 September, 2017

Air France-KLM hunts for female director after shareholder protest

Shareholders of Air France-KLM agreed on Monday to deepen its cooperation with Delta Air Lines and China Eastern, but shareholders also insisted that the company chooses a female for one of its newly ...
Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Dutch companies, Netherlands, female quotas

6 September, 2017

Dutch company boards failing to meet female quotas

The number of women with executive positions on the boards of Dutch companies has fallen for the second year running, leaving many of them short of the targets set by the Netherlands government and th...
boardroom meeting, gender diversity, female executives

28 July, 2017

Seat at the Table event develops female executives

Fidelio, the executive search company, is to host its latest