Friday July 25, 2014

Women directors gain in visibility, number

The number of global women corporate directors are increasing, with women holding 13 percent of global board seats.

“As the percentage of women on boards hovers around 17 percent in the U.S. and 13 percent globally,” Forbes reports, “a whole new class of women leaders is emerging — global women corporate directors.” A growing number of nominating committees, CEOs, board chairs, and institutional are pushing for greater diversity on corporate boards and board candidate slates. At the same time, Forbes adds, there has been “a groundswell of interest on the part of senior women to become board members and to reshape the percentages of women on corporate boards around the world.” Moving forward, Temin concludes, many are placing high hopes on what the participation of women in the boardroom will do to turn the tide in the recession.

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