Gender goals could ensure diversity on corporate boards

phys.org | 1/13/2017 | Staff
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After years of raising awareness about the beneficial impacts of women's presence on corporate boards of directors, fewer than 20 percent of such seats are filled by women.

Cindy Schipani, the Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and professor of business law at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, says that a system of quotas like ones used in Europe would face legal obstacles in the United States. But there's another way.

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"Private employers should set gender goals to address past discrimination," Schipani said.

Schipani and co-author Terry Morehead Dworkin of Seattle University address the challenges and barriers that persist in keeping women from rising to board positions in a study forthcoming in the...
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