By Peninah Thomson Jacey Graham
There are really few ladies in senior government positions and at the forums of significant businesses. established upon study and within the context of up to date administration debates the authors argue the enterprise case for selling ladies to those positions in an effort to create extra worth for shareholders. The publication attracts upon interviews with chairpersons and leader executives and contains case research fabric.
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11. The bottom line: connecting corporate performance and gender diversity, Catalyst, sponsored by BMO Financial Group, 2004. 12. Women and Minorities on Fortune 100 Boards, The Alliance for Board Diversity, May 17, 2005. 13. Digest of Education Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, 2002. 14. Current Population Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003. 15. Higher Education Statistics Agency. 16. uk/cld/non_exec_review. 17. 04. 19 CHAPTER 2 Companies are kingdoms A kind of blindness A group of 30 middle managers divided roughly equally between the sexes had assembled off-site to discuss their company’s new “diversity” program.
Some people think we should, but we haven’t felt a need to. We have a nominating and governance committee of the board that is responsible for looking for potential board members. We have a retirement age of 75 on the board; someone’s going to be coming off in the next few years, and we will be looking for a replacement. But we are always looking for new board members. In general, we are able to ﬁnd high-quality people from our own networks. If someone thinks someone’s good and the nominating and governance committee like them, they’ll have the chairman meet with them to make sure and to get our input.
He believes strongly in developing the pipeline of women. ” “You need to put this in an historical context” said a retired American CEO and former McKinsey consultant. “As recently as two generations ago, women didn’t work outside the home, except as teachers and nurses. Women only got the vote in the US in 1920. The guys had a huge head start. ” He pointed out that the SSBI (see Chapter 1) shows an increase of a third, from 12 to 16 percent, in the percentage of women on S&P 500 boards over the past ﬁve years.
A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom by Peninah Thomson Jacey Graham