Tags: Female directors

Assertive boys are called leaders, assertive girls are called bossy

LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA today launched Ban Bossy, a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. The campaign—with educational materials, a new website, a public service announcement (PSA) and endorsements by celebrities and others—will draw attention to the ways girls and women are discouraged from leading, beginning when girls…

Until senior positions include flexibility for women, the 50/50 split is unattainable, says Dr. Linda Shaw

It is unattainable to achieve a 50/50 gender mix in all senior management positions in UK businesses by 2020 because women innately want to be the primary care-giver, says cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw. Shaw says: “It goes without saying that there are many women who prefer or need to work full-time, however women…

European Union votes in favour of 40% women on boards

Main elements of the draft law: If a publicly listed company in Europe does not have 40% of women among its non-executive board members, the new law will require it to introduce a new selection procedure for board members which gives priority to qualified female candidates. The law places the emphasis firmly on qualification. Nobody will get a job on…

Just 3% of FTSE350 companies have female CEO´s now

Following the announcement that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company to take up the role at Apple, analysis undertaken by S&P Capital IQ reveals that this move means that there will now be only eleven female CEOs at FTSE 350 companies which means that just 3.14% of FTSE 350 companies have female CEOs. But one of…