Laura Liswood, Harvard Business Review, February 17, 2015

We know that getting more women on teams can boost performance. Yet when it comes to one of the most important “teams” a company has — its board of directors — the United States seems to have hit a ceiling of about 16% women, with little by way of national efforts by government or business to increase that number. Whether one agrees with quotas as a mechanism for an increase or not, a new look at Norway, which has a mandatory quota system of 40%, is helpful in understanding why having at least three women on a board is important. […read more]