By Peninah Thomson; Jacey Graham; Tom Lloyd
Within the bestseller A Woman's position is within the Boardroom, the authors defined the matter, gave entire perspectives of the way it seemed from either side, and awarded the arguments for optimistic switch. This booklet is all concerning the "how to." It takes the entire arguments and research of the 1st publication, and specializes in the right way to follow it and what to do.
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You must have weighed the pros and cons, and decided that the former outweigh the latter. Luck will play a part of course, but if your mind isn’t prepared, you may not see the opportunity when it arises, or, if you do, you may not react quickly or effectively enough. A perceived asymmetry between men and women here is illustrated by a pair of dead poets. Shakespeare said in Julius Caesar:1 There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, taken at the ﬂood, leads on to fortune; In his parody of the bard, Lord Byron suggested that, although tides were gender neutral, fortune was a male thing:2 There is a tide in the affairs of women, Which, taken at the ﬂood, leads – God knows where.
You may like the idea in principle, but do you really, seriously aspire to the board? Have you imagined what it would be like, confronted all the consequences and legal responsibilities, weighed up the pros and cons, and made a well-informed and robust decision? The written rules of engagement A decision to engage in the board game will be an emotional, as well as an intellectual one in most cases, but it should be based on as dispassionate an assessment as possible of your own intellectual and psychological suitability for the job, and a thorough investigation of what becoming a director will entail.
Seven companies had agreed to participate. Patrick O’Callaghan, chair of Women on Board, said: There has been a lot of talk over the years about the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards, but very little has actually been done about it. In its own small way this program is being proactive in addressing this issue, by showing that leading Canadian companies are concerned about board gender diversity and by developing a cadre of women director candidates that have been mentored by some of Canada’s most inﬂuential business leaders.