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- August Lovenskiolds: Do men make better CEOs than women?
- August Lovenskiolds: ‘Women hate being CEOs – and they suck at it’
- White men ‘endangered species’ in top business roles as women promoted to senior positions – Tesco chairman
- Aviva plc: ‘Promote women or else’
- Monique Svazlian Tallon (Monique Tallon) is a blithering idiot
- Blithering idiots at 100+ organizations in the financial services sector are colluding with blithering idiots at HM Treasury to harm the financial services sector
- Campaign for Merit in Business referenced in a Guardian piece – MPs’ corporate governance inquiry: what are the key issues?
- The ‘business case’ for more women on boards – it’s enough to drive a man mad…
- The businessmen who dance to Helena Morrissey’s tunes are blithering idiots
- Mike Buchanan’s written submissions to House of Commons and House of Lords inquiries in 2012, and a remarkable admission by Professor Susan Vinnicombe
- House of Commons: Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into ‘corporate governance’
- Where are all the expat women?
- It pays to have more women in work, so policy must reflect this. Er… must it?
- EasyJet is offering 10 places for women each year on the easyJet pilot training programme and underwriting the £100,000 training loan. This is the ‘first phase’ of their long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline.
- We must do more for women entrepreneurs
- How to set up a small business. Take a big one and stuff its board with women.
- Laura Perrins: Female quotas serve only mediocre women
- CIPD survey highlights the ‘need’ for more action by employers to address ‘gender inequality’
- Will Ruth Sunderland EVER engage with the evidence showing that appointing more women onto corporate boards leads to financial decline?
- Six blithering idiots comment on the gender pay gap: Nicky Morgan MP, Carolyn Fairbairn, Ann Franck, Frances O’Grady, Kate Green MP, Regina Moran
- PIERS MORGAN: For God’s sake let boys be boys, and girls be girls, and stop this charge to turn them all into ‘non-binary, gender fluid creatures of indeterminate sexuality’
- Teacher ‘lost two jobs over rape acquittal’
- Engineering profession is being damaged by outdated ‘white, middle-aged, male stereotype’, finds study
- Women and Equalities Committee: Fathers in the Workplace
- Karen Straughan’s hangout with Zuzanna Mroz
- ‘British women are entitled and overweight’: Seduction expert who’s dated 200 Russian ladies says men should look to Eastern Europe to find a beautiful, intelligent wife
- Girl Scouts (USA): Don’t make your daughter hug people this holiday
- Some men die without ever knowing they had Alzheimer’s because they ‘don’t show the same signs of the disease as women’
- Don’t call female pupils girls or ladies because it reminds them of their gender, headteachers are told
- Images from the IMD March and mini-conference
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Regular visitors to this blog will be aware that not even one academic study shows evidence of a positive causal link between ‘improving’ gender diversity on boards and enhanced corporate performance. We’ve asked dozens of organisations and hundreds of individuals to provide evidence … Continue reading
My thanks to Alicia for an interesting discussion this afternoon. She called to ask me what progress we’re making with persuading the government to engage with out arguments.I explained we have a meeting arranged with a senior politician shortly, but trying … Continue reading
Adams and Ferreira paper (2008): ‘Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance’
Intrigued by the reference to the Adams and Ferreira paper (2008) in the Credit Suisse report, I’ve looked it up online. Here’s a link to it: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1107721 The paper’s full Abstract: We show that female directors have a significant impact … Continue reading
As noted in an earlier post, proponents of ‘improved’ gender diversity in boardrooms have already started to misrepresent the Credit Suisse Research Institute report, ‘Gender diversity and corporate performance’, published last month, taking carefully selected extracts and using them to infer a … Continue reading
We’ve recently had responses from both the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’) and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (‘DBIS’), to our FoI requests for evidence supporting the claim of a positive causal link between ‘improved’ gender diversity on … Continue reading
On Tuesday, 18 September, there was a 16-page pullout (sponsored by Accenture) in The Times titled, ‘Women Mean Business’. It’s full of the usual claptrap we’ve heard a thousand times before, so rather than insult your intelligence I’ll summarise the … Continue reading
We know that a good deal of positive discrimination for women takes place in recruitment and promotion terms, although it’s illegal in the UK. Both men and women tend to favour women in employment terms. It’s one of the key … Continue reading