We know that women improve company boards, but a recent study reveals that they also offer better support to less powerful stakeholders and, in turn, make their companies better corporate citizens.
Female board members make companies more profitable, though this is not always reflected in market valuations or research. Kris Byron and Corinne Post investigate why.
Research conducted by Fidelio Partners reveals what it takes to reach the top roles, and succeed, around the boardroom table—for both male and female executives.
The average age of UK non-executive directors has risen to 60.3 years, topping 60 for the first time; and while more women occupy boardroom positions, there are still very few female chairs.
EU commissioner for justice and gender equality, Vĕra Jourová, has published legislative proposals to narrow the gender pay gap and get more female directors on boards in EU member states.
Internet-streaming and media technology business Net Insight has appointed one of Sweden’s most senior businesswomen, Gunilla Fransson, as its chairman.
We may know the benefits of gender diversity in theory, but in reality there are still too few women on boards. Setting targets and challenging unconscious bias could help, argues Fiona Hathorn, MD of Women on Boards.
The barriers preventing women entering boardrooms in greater numbers are various and complex, but new recruiting policies, female networks and mentoring schemes can all be used to help women climb higher.
To enhance the benefits of diversity for corporate social performance, efforts should be directed at holding boards more accountable to diverse stakeholders and improving the status of women, says Kris Byron
Chancellor of the Exchequer is asked to ensure that the range of candidates for the Bank of England’s policy committee come from diverse backgrounds.