By Peninah Thomson Jacey Graham
There are rather few girls in senior government positions and at the forums of significant businesses. established upon examine and within the context of up to date administration debates the authors argue the company case for selling girls to those positions with the intention to create extra price for shareholders. The e-book attracts upon interviews with chairpersons and leader executives and comprises case learn fabric.
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The globalization process, which can lead to changes in domicile and market of primary listing, is also encouraging us to look beyond the FTSE 100 for our mentors and mentees. ) We are also more conscious now that there are many talented women going places, and many successful men able and eager to help them in the professional services, public and not-for-proﬁt sectors, as well as in the corporate sector. In other words, our horizons for the program have widened. The objective of the program now is to help female executives from the so-called “marzipan” layer (within two levels of the main board, or its equivalent) of large companies or organizations of comparable size, who are nominated by their chairmen (or equivalent), to secure appointments as executive or non-executive directors (NEDs) of large companies or equivalent positions in other large organizations.
There are not enough data on which to base ﬁrm conclusions. Most large companies have at least one woman on their boards now, about a third have more than one, but few have more than two. We can compare the performance of ﬁrms with none, one, two and, at a pinch, three women on the board, but that’s as far as it goes. An interesting hint about what we might ﬁnd if we did have the data to study the company performance effects of the whole gender balance range, from all men to all women, is provided by the results of new research by Professor Lynda Gratton and her team at London Business School.
If the board is your destination, you cannot avoid politics. You must understand, and take an interest in, how your organization, and how organizations in general, work. You can do this in your own way. You are not obliged to play politics in the same way men do, but play it you must, in one way or another. If you decide to go for it, you must accept both the inevitability and the necessity of politics and come to terms with your need to be part of it; to be a player. Men don’t have to decide deliberately to engage in politics, because this also comes naturally to a natural hierarchy climber.
A Woman's Place is in the Boardroom: The Business Case by Peninah Thomson Jacey Graham