Monthly Archives: October 2012

Invitation to give oral evidence at the House of Commons inquiry into ‘Women in the Workplace’

In an earlier post we provided a link to the written submissions provided to the House of Commons inquiry into ‘Women in the Workplace’. Three submissions could be considered as being complementary, in that they challenge the policy direction of the current and … Continue reading

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House of Commons inqury into ‘Women in the Workplace’ [update]

[30.10.12 update: we’ve now had the opportunity to review the government’s own material at the start of the ‘written submissions’ document, and comment on it towards the end of this post]. Some time ago a new House of Commons inquiry … Continue reading

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Our public challenge to Professor Rita Marcella (Aberdeen Business School)

My attention was drawn today to a statement made to a Scottish newspaper, the Herald, by Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of Faculty, Aberdeen Business School. We’ve just emailed her with the following, which should be self-explanatory: Professor Marcella, good afternoon. I … Continue reading

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Our public challenge to Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall

My thanks to Wilhelmina for alerting me to a discussion held on this morning’s BBC television programme Daily Politics (Europe). Among the most ideologically-driven proponents of ‘improved’ gender diversity in boardrooms are female Liberal Democrat politicians. One thinks inevitably of Lynne Featherstone MP and Jo … Continue reading

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FTSE100 female CEO presides over a £9 BILLION fall in market value

My thanks to Doris for pointing me to a Mail Online story about the decision of Cynthia Carroll, CEO of FTSE100 company Anglo-American, to resign. The share price rose by 76p on announcement of the news. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-2223738/FTSE-loses-feminine-touch-Anglo-American-boss-Cynthia-Carroll-latest-quit.html During Ms Carroll’s five-year tenure around … Continue reading

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Helena Morrissey’s testimony to the House of Lords inquiry on ‘Women on Boards’

Earlier this week I was notified of the publication of the minutes of the 15 October meeting of the House of Lords committee investigating ‘Women on Boards’ (see earlier post). The whole session consisted of a discussion with the Lib … Continue reading

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Is EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding a liar, incompetent… or both? Her speech to the Harvard Club (Belgium)

Is EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding a liar, incompetent… or both? The question occurred to me today as I read the transcript of a speech she gave just two weeks ago to the Harvard Club (Belgium) in Brussels. A link to … Continue reading

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