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In the last five years, we’ve seen more women rise to the top levels of companies. An increasing number of companies are seeing the value of having more women in leadership, and they’re proving that they can make progress on gender diversity. This is an important step in the right direction.

Iss analyticsAs the U.S. annual shareholder meeting season is coming to an end, we review the characteristics of newly appointed directors to reveal trends director in nominations. As of May 30, 2019, ISS has profiled the boards of 2,175 Russell 3000 companies (including the boards of 401 members of the S&P 500) with a general meeting of shareholders during the year. These figures represent approximately 75 percent of

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The study finds that firms with female CFOs are more profitable and generated excess profits2 of $1.8T over the study horizon.

Key Takeaways

  • Firms with female CEOs and CFOs have produced superior stock price performance, compared to the market average.

​Corporate and nonprofit board members have an important role in building an inclusive environment that drives performance and financial results.

Corporate and non profit boards of directors—spurred by a mix of persuasive research; pressure from shareholders, employees, customers and business partners; and their own intuitive sense of what’s right—have been working for years

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