Few women on Boards

January 13, 2015 USA Today story, “Few seats at the boardroom table for women.”

“Setting aside the ethical dimensions of this, more than one study suggests that companies overseen by boards with greater gender diversity make more money. No doubt, the members of largely male boards talk somberly about their commitment to maximizing shareholder value. So why are they dropping the ball? Are they rationalizing bias? Not taking their job of advancing their companies’ interests seriously enough? Not looking hard enough? Some other excuse? And don’t tell me that there aren’t enough qualified women or that you have to be a current or past CEO to serve on a board.”