Corporate Diversity 2.0 – Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Missteps

Oregon Review of International Law, Forthcoming

52 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2018

Date Written: September 25, 2018

Abstract

This article reviews the current laws and regulations on corporate gender diversity across countries and finds that there are two separate problems that the laws seem to be addressing. The first problem is that of board effectiveness being hampered by homogeneity and the second problem is that of gender equality in the corporate context. However, since neither of these issues are addressed individually, the measures fail to appropriately address them. Instead, there is a conflation of both problems and the resulting regulations only propose superficial solutions. To remedy this, this article makes the case for a move towards ‘corporate diversity 2.0’ which offers appropriate solutions to each of the two problems. Specifically, the article focuses on the second problem of ‘gender equality’ and argues that it should be framed more broadly as equality at the workplace.

Keywords: Corporate Diversity, Silicon Valley, Gender Diversity, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Discrimination

Suggested Citation

Kamalnath, Akshaya, Corporate Diversity 2.0 – Lessons from Silicon Valley’s Missteps (September 25, 2018). Oregon Review of International Law, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3254796

Akshaya Kamalnath (Contact Author)

AUT Law School, AUT Univrsity ( email )

120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland, Victoria 1010
New Zealand

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