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Women are doing their part. Now companies need to do their part, too.

For the last four years, companies have reported that they are highly committed to gender diversity. But that commitment has not translated into meaningful progress.

Women continue to be vastly underrepresented at every level. For women of color, it’s even worse. Only about one in five senior leaders is a woman, and one in twenty-five is a woman of color.

Progress isn’t just slow—it’s stalled. And we know why.

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The number of women directors in corporate boards needs attention. Appointing only one woman director would seem to be inexpedient as she will be stereotyped and ignored.

By Hima Kota Assistant Professor, Amity University, Noida,India.

The corporate landscape has long been dominated and characterised by men and is still skewed in their

... These companies clearly understand that board diversity is not a social issue, but is about improving their companies’ performance and enhancing their long-term sustainable value.

Mary Hartman Morris, Investment Officer, CalSTRS
Co-Chair Thirty Percent Coalition's Institutional Investor Committee.

 

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