Pathways for Women to Senior Management Positions and Board Seats: An A-Z List

35 Pages Posted: 25 May 2012

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Douglas M. Branson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus)

Date Written: May 21, 2012


In April, Michigan State University School of Law held a symposium entitled “Pathways to Power.” For the most part, symposium speakers confined themselves to speaking about women’s progress along partner tracks in law firms, into positions as prosecutors and judges, and elections to political office. The author of this article has published two books (No Seat at the Table - How Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom and The Last Male Bastion - Gender and the CEO Suite) and several articles on pathways for women to corporate management positions and to board seats. This article is a summary of developments and thinking on women in corporate governance, refined from Professor Branson’s comments at the symposium.

Keywords: Corporate Governance, Governance, Board Composition, Board of Directors, Women and the Law, Gender and the Law, Directors, Women Directors, Women's Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence

JEL Classification: G39, K22, M14

Suggested Citation

Branson, Douglas, Pathways for Women to Senior Management Positions and Board Seats: An A-Z List (May 21, 2012). Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-14, Available at SSRN:

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