Women and Diversity: Examinations of the Boardroom, the Battlefield, and Congress

Alvin Mendez (Editor)

Series: Women’s Issues
BISAC: SOC028000

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Women make up almost half of the nation’s workforce, yet research shows that they continue to hold a lower percentage of corporate board seats compared to men. Research highlights advantages to gender diverse boards, and some countries have taken steps to increase board gender diversity. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires companies to disclose certain information on board diversity. This book examines the representation of women on boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies and factors that may affect it; and selected stakeholders’ views on strategies for increasing representation of women on corporate boards. Furthermore, this book discusses women in combat, and includes a discussion of the impact of women in Congress as well as historical information. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Corporate Boards: Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Women in Combat: Issues for Congress
Kristy N. Kamarck

Chapter 3. Women in Congress: Historical Overview, Tables, and Discussion
Jennifer E. Manning, Ida A. Brudnick and Colleen J. Shogan

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