Risky business: why we shouldn’t stereotype female board directors

by Renee Adams for The Conversation

There is a popular notion abroad that women are not risk takers and their mere presence on a bank board will reduce risky strategies and behaviours.

Over the past years there has been an increasing trend of female directors on company boards. A leading factor has been the introduction of gender diversity policies. Already women hold 23% of directorships in the United Kingdom’s top companies, just shy of the government’s target of 25% by 2015.

According to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, at the end of August this year, 18.3% of top 200 ASX company board directors were women. Read more here.

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