Business Directors

Dec 24, 2012

Cracks in the glass ceiling: women wielding power on boards

Female company directors control twice as much capital than their representation on ASX companies would suggest, suggesting the fight for boardroom equality is closer than first thought.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Women company directors control twice as much capital as their overall representation on ASX companies would indicate, suggesting the fight for boardroom equality is closer to being won than first thought.

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  1. iggy648

    (Once more with feeling!) I remember some years ago, Gail Kelly, at the time CEO of St. George Bank,was being interviewed by Alan Kohler on Inside Business, after she had won an award for excellence in banking or some such. He said “Before I ask about that, you’re a successful business woman, how have you coped with the “boys club” and the glass ceiling for women in businiss?” Her reply, as I recall was, “Alan I’ve been in business for 20 years, and I’ve never experienced either of them”. (This is just my memory – to be accurate, check with Alan or Gail). The point is, I think, if you want more women in the top echelons, the way is not to ask for more handouts, but to study women like Gail Kelly.

  2. Edward James

    Boys club. Girls club. We the people continue to pay our taxes in good faith. Some of us invest here and there, in the naive hope our judgment will provide us a greater benefit than that of the proletariat. Meanwhile those with their hands on the controls governments and banks just continue to feed their long lengths into us! How many of you actually enjoy it ? Edward James

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