Monthly Archives: January 2013

More nonsense from Vince Cable, Business Secretary

The DBIS this morning issued an interesting press release, concerning a letter sent to the seven remaining FTSE100 companies with all-male boards: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vince-cable-progress-still-to-be-made-on-all-male-boards What makes it interesting is that Campaign for Merit in Business has evidently succeeded in stopping even Vince Cable … Continue reading

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An appearance on the BBC TV programme ‘Daily Politics’

Yesterday I debated the topic of ‘women in the boardroom’ on the Daily Politics show. In the studio debating with me was Heather Rabbatts. The piece starts with three pieces ‘to camera’ from three women. The first two are the usual … Continue reading

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Forthcoming TV appearance (post revised 25.1.13)

I’ll be debating issues surrounding quotas for women in boardrooms with Heather Rabbatts (link below) on the BBC2 show Daily Politics next Monday (28 January), possibly sometime between 12.00 and 12.30. http://londonspeakerbureau.co.uk/speakers/heather__rabbatts [Following material added 25.1.13] Last November I gave evidence to … Continue reading

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Women’s in-group preferencing in the workplace – a serious and sustained economic assault on men

We’ve demonstrated that the ‘glass ceiling’ is a myth, and that men in positions of authority, far from stopping women rising to senior positions, are actively facilitating them doing so, regardless of the relative numbers of qualified men and women available … Continue reading

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The DBIS assault on the British business sector continues

Regular visitors to this site will need no reminding of the five studies we routinely cite, showing that increasing gender diversity in the boardroom (‘GDITB’) leads to declines in corporate financial performance. For new visitors, here’s a link to our … Continue reading

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DBIS paper: ‘The business case for equality and diversity: a summary of the academic literature’

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just enriched all our lives with the publication of a 67-page report, The business case for equality and diversity: a survey of the academic literature: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/49638/the_business_case_for_equality_and_diversity.pdf The content of the report is … Continue reading

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David Cameron faces fresh row over women bosses

That enthusiastic driver of state-sponsored feminism, the European Commission, isn’t giving up on the issue of women in the boardroom. Behind a new development there’s undoubtedly the brooding malevolent presence of EC Commissioner Viviane Reding. It really is about time … Continue reading

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