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Stalled: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards


Barbara Black


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U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 11-06

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In this essay, prepared for the University of Dayton College of Law’s Symposium on Perspectives on Gender and Business Ethics: Women in Corporate Governance, held on February 25, 2011, I discuss the lack of progress in achieving gender diversity on corporate boards.

I first review the numbers that demonstrate that progress is stalled, despite the attention and resources devoted to the issue by a number of well-respected organizations, legal scholars and institutional investors. I argue that, because this is an issue of equal opportunity, it is not really necessary to make a business case to justify increased efforts toward board diversity.

I then look at government initiatives, or lack thereof, in three areas: NYSE Corporate Governance Standards, SEC Proxy Disclosure Enhancement Amendments, and the TARP bailouts. I conclude that the government is unlikely to lead efforts for change and that institutional investors should assert leadership. This is a slog to equality.

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Date posted: February 28, 2011  

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Black, Barbara, Stalled: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards. U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 11-06. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1772763 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1772763

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