Breaking Into the Boys’ Club
The author of a new book on women in the boardroom talks about the obstacles women face and how to overcome them.
Last month, the California Legislature unanimously passed a resolution giving corporations a nudge. By 2016, the resolution declared, California public companies with more than nine members on their boards should have at least three women directors. It is the first such declaration by any U.S. legislature. And it is part of a global push for gender diversity in business.
The UC Davis Census and Dean Currall are cited.
As the Legislature wound down its session last month, sending the governor a flurry of bills, lost amid the din of last-minute lobbying and debate was the near unanimous passage of the first resolution in the nation urging public companies to add more women to their boards. In his op-ed, Dean Currall comments on the importance of diversity in boardroom and the positive effect that this new resolution will forward.
For much of the past decade, venture capitalists showered dollars upon clean-technology startups with promising-sounding ideas in areas like solar, electric cars and biofuels.
That era appears to have ended. Professor Hargadon comments on clean tech and the funding shift.
“When you map out what makes venture capital work, and you map out what the clean-tech sector is like, it doesn’t fit very well. Companies take a long time to grow. Customers don’t turn over (to new energy products) that fast,”
- Professor Andrew Hargadon.
As the number of EV users expands, congestion at public charging stations is inevitable. So what are the accepted norms for plugging in your car in a public station. Amy Jaffe discusses the topic.
Financial Times’ chief economics editor Martin Wolf cites study by economist and GSM Professor Alan Taylor that shows that the U.K.’s 2013 GDP will be about 3 percent smaller than it would have been without the British government’s austerity measures.
How will China change the global energy equation in the next five years? In this latest installment of the WSJ experts series, Amy Jaffe, executve director of energy and sustainability, discusses China’s rise in involvement in oil-producing countries and the geopolitical impact this new dynamic will potentially create.
There’s a consensus among leading scientists that global warming is caused by human activity. What–if anything–should we do about it? Expert, Amy Jaffe advises us to rethink our energy use and move toward a more sustainable mindset.
According to a study published in the Journal of Marketing Research by Professor Brad Barber of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, regret and pride guide stock investors more than economic facts — often to their financial detriment.
Despite long-term concerns about climate change and regulatory pressures, California wine industry leaders are once again quite bullish about the wine business, according to two new surveys conducted by the University of California, Davis.
Findings from the surveys of wine executives and industry professionals will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, during the Wine Industry Financial Symposium at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif.
California’s Monterey Shale formation is estimated to hold as much as two-thirds of the recoverable onshore shale-oil reserves in the U.S.’s lower 48 states, but there’s a catch: It is proving very hard to get. Expert, Amy Jaffe comments on the difficulties that go along with obtaining the seemingly abundant shale oil.
ry: London-based Diageo is among a growing number of companies reporting and working to reduce their carbon footprint. In its 2012 report to the Carbon Disclosure Project, Diageo cited Professor Paul Griffin’s research showing that “voluntary green disclosure decisions produced positive returns to shareholders.”
Attention from venture capitalists can be quite flattering to a young startup, but the question of whether to get involved with professional investors is ultimately one of the most important decisions that an entrepreneur must make. Professor Yasuda comments in this timely Washington Business Journal story.
For the past eight years, Watermark, in partnership with the University of California, Davis, has conducted the Study of California Women Business Leaders, a census and report on the status of women on boards and in top positions in Fortune 400 companies in California. In this Huffington Post blog, Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark discusses the step that Resolution 62 takes, urging California companies to have equitable and diverse gender representation.
Prompted by our eight years of research on women business leaders in California, California becomes the first state in U.S. to urge more women on corporate boards. State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 by 30-6 vote. Dean Currall and Researcher Amanda Kimball are cited.
California becomes the first state in U.S. to urge more women on corporate boards. State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 by 30-6 vote, prompted by our eight years of research on women business leaders in California: http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/census
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who turns 44 next week, authored a book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” that’s been praised as empowering and attacked as elitist in encouraging women to speak up and advance their careers.
That message will be part of her talk today in Sacramento, where Sandberg is the inaugural speaker in “Women’s Voices,” a lecture series hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of 31 female legislators from the state Senate and Assembly.
Sacramento’s high-tech community scored a rare hit Friday – one of its own went public.
Lunch hours are getting shorter and shorter, and even disappearing in some parts of today’s working world. With fewer employees asked to accomplish more in a day, many Americans treat lunch not as a break but as just another task to squeeze into an already over-booked day.
While men currently exhibit a higher level of investment knowledge, it’s been outweighed by the women’s emotional advantages when it comes to investment management. This article in Forbes offers some options that men can consider to avoid the effect of “testosterone overload” when it comes to investment management. Professor Barber’s research is cited.
If you think you and your office colleagues are far removed from the deviant behavior of the cheating, dope-using Tour de France cyclists, you might want to think again.
A new study by Professor Don Palmer found that those elite cyclists using performance-enhancing drugs are not unlike Wall Street traders who cheat. Both types of cheaters do so “because of extreme pressure to perform,” according to a news release.