published by Boardmember, March 18th, 2011.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) has released a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance titled, “Women in the boardroom: A global perspective.” The report, among the most comprehensive conducted on boardroom diversity, examines the pursuit of gender parity in boardrooms around the world and provides an overview of legal and regulatory initiatives under way in 12* countries, from Australia to Belgium to the United States. To make sense of the myriad viewpoints on how organizations can encourage more points of view in the boardroom, the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance report incorporates unique views from three prominent directors from around the world. Each director shares her thoughts on best practices for increasing boardroom diversity as well as the effectiveness of quotas.
Download a copy of the white paper to learn how a number of countries around the world are dealing with the issue by introducing legislation, or are in various stages of talking about doing so, to require quotas—or minimum numbers of women—to serve on publicly listed companies’ boards of directors.
*Countries profiled: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom, United States