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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How female leadership can uplift companies — and why it's so undervalued

Oct 13, 2022
Female-led companies tend to outperform those led by men, yet women are a small minority among CEOs and startup founders.
Female-led companies tend to outperform those led by men, but women are underrepresented in upper management.
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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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CES 2019 attendees watch an AEE drone demonstration at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Where are all the women in economics?

Oct 10, 2017
Only 15 percent of tenured faculty in economics are women — worse than in STEM fields. Why?
Clara Starrsjö is a second-year economics student at Cambridge University.
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Long and short: women, wages and the workforce

May 19, 2017
Betting on the economy's big and small changes
U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen at the University of Michigan
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