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DELOITTE: MODEST GLOBAL RISE IN WOMEN ON BOARDS

Companies with a female chief executive or board chair have almost twice as many female board members as those led by men, suggests research by professional services firm Deloitte. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication found that women constituted 29% of board members in companies with a female chair or chief executive, compared to 16% with a male chair and 15% with a male chief executive. Overall, however, despite continued efforts to improve diversity, women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, the report highlights. The findings show there has been only […]

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MENTORING: GO GIRLS, GO!

Lis Merrick explores the most recent innovative practice in mentoring female talent Women’s presence on the board has been proven to add competitive advantage to a business (Grant Thornton International; Davies Review, both 2015). Yet, despite about the same number of women and men in the workforce, there’s still an imbalance in favour of men in more senior leadership roles. Over the past two decades, many employers have shown enthusiastic commitment to gender diversity, and women have made enormous strides to compete with men at work. Mentoring and sponsor programmes have been successful in helping erode this gender imbalance and […]

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