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Board tenures stifle path to gender diversity

New analysis suggests simple approach to accelerating board diversification

Wei Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise at Columbia Business School and a faculty leader at The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics.

The official theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World. In announcing the 2021 focus, UN Women pointed out that the countries that were most effective in curbing the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 are led by women. Yet women are heads of state and government in only 20 countries worldwide.

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