The Washington Post:
For years, the statistics have been glacial and disheartening. The percentage of women in the board rooms of the largest U.S. companies has crept up from 15 percent in 2005 to about 20 percent a full decade later.
To try and change that dynamic in Corporate America’s halls of power, investors have pushed companies to disclose more about diversity and add more women and minorities. Advocates have created databases of qualified women to fill director seats. Organizations ranging from major financial firms to executive recruiting shops have run study after study that both highlight the bottom-line benefits of greater board diversity and draw attention to the low numbers. – more – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2016/01/11/could-legislation-help-boost-women-on-boards-2/?utm_term=.0a69b7f869ba