To boost gender diversity on corporate boards, investor pressure works

Nov 23, 2022
The number of women directors at major companies increased 50% from 2016 to 2019, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that major investment firms used their ownership clout to increase the number of women on corporate boards.
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Judge challenges a California law mandating diversity on corporate boards

Apr 6, 2022
The law, which went into effect in 2020, required California-based companies to appoint directors from underrepresented communities.
The percentage of female directors on California boards doubled in the three years since the gender law passed, one researcher said.
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Why aren't corporate boards diversifying more quickly?

Jun 9, 2021
An new analysis of Fortune 500 companies finds that progress in diversifying corporate boards has been "painfully slow."
One challenge is that directors don’t tend to leave their board seats very often. Board members generally stick around for about a decade, said Yo-Jud Cheng, a business professor at the University of Virginia.
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Addressing the boardroom diversity problem in the U.S.

Mar 31, 2021
Take Your Seat CEO Jerusha Stewart on how barriers to networking contribute to a lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms.
Some studies suggest networking and lack of access to companies on a personal level is preventing many Black directors from getting noticed by boardrooms.
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Goldman Sachs starts diverse board member policy for handling IPOs

Jul 1, 2020
The investment bank wants boards to include more people from chronically underrepresented groups.
Even with progress toward making boardrooms more diverse, women hold less than 18% of corporate board seats in the United States, according to Deloitte.
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