No Seat at the Table : How Corporate Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: New York Univ Pr

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Women are completing MBA and Law degrees in record high numbes, but their struggle to attain director positions in corporate America continues. Although explanations for this disconnect abound, neither career counselors nor scholars have paid enough attention to the role that corporate governance plays in maintaining the gender gap in America's executive quarters.

Author Biography

Douglas M. Branson is W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Glass Ceilings, Floors, and Wallsp. 7
Restraints on Advancementp. 9
Glass Ceilings and Floors: The Court Casesp. 21
Prices of Motherhood: Stereotyping, Work/Life Issues, and Opting Outp. 35
In a Different Register: Women in the Governance Modelp. 55
Bully Broads, Iron Maidens, Queen Bees, and Ice Queensp. 65
Climbing the Corporate Ladder: Myths and Realitiesp. 75
Routes to the Top: The Advicep. 77
The Road to the Top: The Evidencep. 87
The 2005 Proxy Datap. 97
Women and Minorities in Organizations: The Legacy of Tokenismp. 109
Corporate Governance and the Keeper of the Keys to the Boardroomp. 125
Corporate Governance in Americap. 127
Women, Culture, and the U.S. Model of Corporate Governancep. 134
Women in Corporate Governance: The Numbers versus the Expectationsp. 143
Getting a Seat at the Boardroom Tablep. 159
Paradigm Shifts: A Tale of Three Womenp. 161
Prescriptionsp. 176
Fortune 500 Corporations with No Women Directorsp. 187
Fortune 500 Corporations with a Single Woman Directorp. 189
Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 233
About the Authorp. 239
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