Tag: board gender diversity

State Street Global Advisors talks the talk on board gender diversity, but will it walk the walk?

by Cydney Posner Happy International Women’s Day! In this press release, State Street Global Advisors, which manages $2.47 trillion in assets, announced, on the eve of International Women’s Day, that it is “calling on the more than 3,500 companies [in which] State Street invests on behalf of clients, representing more […]

Some successful approaches to increasing board gender diversity

by Cydney Posner A lot has been written about the benefits of gender diversity on boards. As discussed in Bloomberg, while “[e]quality is a worthy goal on its own terms, of course….for the corporate world, the better rationale for gender diversity is financial…. Companies with at least one female director had […]

Board gender diversity? Hedge fund activists fail miserably but women-led businesses fare better

by Cydney Posner As reported earlier this year on Bloomberg, when activists seek to replace directors at target companies, they rarely look to women.  Bloomberg analyzed data regarding five of the biggest U.S. activist hedge funds, each managing at least $18 billion in assets. The data showed that, since the […]

Do women directors promote higher CEO pay?

by Cydney Posner As reported on Sunday in this NYT column by Gretchen Morgenson, recent data shows that boards with more gender diversity pay higher compensation to their CEOs.  An Equilar analysis of CEO pay at 100 large companies “found that companies with greater gender diversity on their boards paid their chief executives […]