How Are Countries Doing Outside of Canada?

Apr 25 2011 Tags: board of directors, company, directors, diversity, equality, female, ftse, gender, global, increased, profits, public, woman, women, women on boards

by www.gov.uk Women on boards Report Feb 2011 —

"Companies with more women on their boards were found to outperform their rivals with a 42% higher return in sales, 66% higher return on invested capital and 53% higher return on equity." -by Lord Davies of Abersoch - Feb 2011 - www.gov.uk - read more...

Women on Boards Feb 2011 Report - read more...

DowningStReport_A-W.indd 22/02/2011
FTSE 100 executive directorships, 94.5% men. 5.5% women

DowningStReport_A-W.indd Women on boards February 2011
FTSE 100 boards. 87.5% men. 12.5% women

and elsewhere...

  • United States – 15% of directors at (all) public companies were female and 66% of boards had at least one female director
  • France – French National Assembly adopted a law in early 2010 that when voted will impose a 40% quote for women on boards of public companies
  • Norway – 44% women directors; surpassed legislated requirement of 40% (when considering the top 23 listed companies it drops to 34.3%)
  • Sweden – 27%, Finland (26%) and Denmark (18%) and have increased the number of women on boards since 2004


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