In the Margins

Blunt-force measures to get women on boards?

April 26, 2018

By The Wall Street Journal

The pressure is on for companies around the world to put more women on their boards. Diversity advocates have been making a business case for women in high-ranking roles for years. Now blunt-force measures, rather than financial arguments, appear to be moving the needle. The United States, once the leader in female directors, is lagging Europe where mandates have forced corporations to boost the ratio of women holding board seats. In Italy, Germany and several other European nations, the number of women on big company boards has tripled and, in some cases, quadrupled in recent years, according to a new report by the Corporate Women Directors International. Read the original story from The Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Most Read

Top of the Agenda - Governance
Q&A: Converting open-end funds to ETFs

Guinness Atkinson Funds made history last year when it completed the industry’s first conversions from open-end mutual fund to exchange-traded fund. Since then, a number of ...