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On September 23, The Credit Suisse Research Institute launched “The CS Gender 3000 – Women in Senior Management” report which revisits a topic first written about two years ago (“Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance”) on diversity and the structure of corporate boards.
Is gender diversity to the benefit of all stakeholders? In this report, Credit Suisse extend their analysis of board structure and corporate performance to consider senior management representation, introducing the Credit Suisse Gender 3000.
The 30% Club, The Financial Times and Henley Business School are delighted to announce they will be working in collaboration again, in 2014, to run an EMBA scholarship competition specifically designed to offer practical support for the development of strong female talent as will be featured in Thursday’s issue of The Financial Times.
A 30% Club cross-company mentoring scheme that launched as a pilot in 2013 has been successfully completed, leading to the first official cohort for the mentoring programme being welcomed in autumn of this year.
Part of a series of 30% Club initiatives aimed at ‘Balancing the Pyramid’, helping develop a broader pipeline of women throughout organisations, the scheme was intended to enable talented women to benefit from cross-company mentoring – an opportunity that until now has been reserved for senior executives. This approach brings the potential to make a step change to the number of women attaining senior leadership roles in their respective companies.
Sa?d Business School, University of Oxford
20% of the current Oxford Executive MBA class are female – a figure pretty much in line with many leading business schools but one which falls short of the parity to which most schools aspire. The reasons for women’s lower MBA participation rates are much discussed, as are mechanisms to address it, but the gap remains unbridged, and the need for diversity in the upper ranks of organisations is more pressing than ever.
The 30% Club has teamed up with London Business School (LBS) to launch a full scholarship aimed at women in leadership positions with C-Suite potential. This scholarship is part of a growing 30% Club initiative to increase the progression of women to senior executive positions by encouraging more females to undertake academic professional development. Current research indicates a much higher proportion of men participate in business school-led programmes; the 30% Club aims to address this imbalance.
New guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today advises companies, search firms and recruitment agencies about positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards.
To help companies make full use of positive measures available under the Equality Act 2010, the guidance includes a range of steps that can be taken to improve gender representation on boards such as:
At a seminar in London today hosted by Goldman Sachs, the 30% Club set out the next steps for accelerating changetowards better gender balance from ‘schoolroom to boardroom’. Key industry leaders met to review what needs to be done to build on the current momentum through a number of initiatives and a collaborative approach – #30pcnextsteps.
June 19, 2014 – Last night, the United States arm of the 30% Club, a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations through voluntary actions, held its first event at Bloomberg LP in New York.
The conference brought together global industry leaders to discuss ways to accelerate the rate of change and achieve a target of 30% female board members and C-Suite executives in the U.S. by 2020. Results will be measurable, thanks to six-monthly updates on narrow and broad global indices from BoardEx.*