Women on Boards: Binders Full of Women
Research has shown that increased gender diversity on boards leads to better boards and more productive companies with higher earnings. Only 11 women serve on the boards of Fortune 500 companies, even though in many categories women are the primary customer. At this rate, it will be at least 2070 for their to be parity. There is not a supply issue, "there are binders full of women" who are qualified. Instead there appears to be a combination of institutional and other barriers that prevent organizations from actively pursuing and elevating women to board service. A number of countries outside the US have implemented guidelines or mandates for quotas in the name of better board governance.
Additional Supporting Materials
- How have the women on the panel found their way to board seats?
- What can be done to help improve the stats from an institutional level?
- What are some of the proven benefits of having women on the board of organizations besides the obvious "diversity is good?"
- Why are efforts failing when their are "binders full" of great candidates - or are there actual efforts?
- Are women not being taken seriously enough?
Jody Greene Chic CEO
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