Women on Boards – Are Quotas the Only Solution? Lecture by Dr Anne Humbert
Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 6:30 – 7:30pm
‘Unequal Representation for women on Boards – Are Quotas the Solution?’
Public Lecture by Dr Anne Laure Humbert, Cranfield University School of Management
Gender equality in leadership will be examined through the perspective of the ‘empowerment-development nexus’, which debates whether progress is best achieved through increased levels of development (towards equality) or targeted actions. Drawing on data from the EU-wide Gender Equality Index for 2005-2014, comparisons will be made with legislated quota data – at the macro-level – to analyse the levels of gender equality on boards. The results show that Gender Equality Index scores and the introduction of legislated quotas are both associated with greater parity in gender board representation, and strongest where both are present. Hence the need for a two-pronged approach to address the slow progress made in changing women’s under-representation on boards.
Dr Anne Laure Humbert is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Centre for Gender and Leadership, Cranfield University School of Management, UK. She has conducted extensive work in the area of women and/or gender within the economy and society, with particular reference to work and organisations, entrepreneurship, and the integration of work and family life. She is particularly interested in the applications of advanced quantitative methods applied to comparative social and economic analysis. Dr Humbert's experience in gender equality research ranges across policy analysis/assessment and gender statistics at national and EU levels.
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