Women need two spots on board for fair gender distribution – study

Women need two spots on board for fair gender distribution – study
Otago University's Helen Roberts says the findings apply to New Zealand.
Staff reporters
A study by researchers at the University of Otago and US-based Purdue University says more women on a company’s board produces fairer gender distribution in the rest of the company. However, it found females need to have two board spots, or about 20% of board membership, to be effective. The study used data from Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency but researchers said the results can be extrapolated to New Zealand. Researcher Helen Roberts said the study is relevant to board committees and organisations. ...

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