General Motors shareholders last week elected a slate of directors that includes more women than men. The automaker is just one of four members of the S&P 500 with a majority-female board, evidence that the shift towards gender parity remains disturbingly slow.
But there is no agreement on how to accelerate the process. Much effort focuses on disclosure. The US Securities and Exchange Commission in February required companies to disclose whether particular board candidates were selected by taking into account self-reported diversity characteristics, and Democrats in Congress are pushing a bill to force companies to reveal diversity data about boards and executives.
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By Teresa Johnson
Source: Financial Times
An industry-backed collaboration has launched a program to provide scholarships, internships, mentorship, and leadership development for students pursuing STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Forbes presents its list of 100 most powerful women in the world currently.
It seems like a no-brainer. If a company wants to treat everyone who has a certain disease with its new drug, then it should test that drug in, well, everyone. But that isn’t always the case, even today.