The results of the 2011 Gender Diversity on Australian Boards survey, conducted by Women on Boards, revealed over 70 per cent of female directors support setting gender diversity targets at board level, with approximately half in support of legislated quotas. While individual corporate initiatives and guidelines for ASX companies are in place, HC recently reported that gender diversity still gets overlooked due to the time pressures of recruitment. Maureen Frank, founder and CEO of gender diversity company Emberin, says increasing the proportion of women in leadership makes sound business sense. “Advancing women in the Australian workforce is not just the right thing to do, in terms of skills shortages, levels of productivity and innovation it’s the smart thing to do,” said Frank.
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