Case Study

Case Study

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�One is a token, two is a presence, three is a voice. Sound familiar? This seems to be the effect of placing women on corporate boards. Although corporate leaders may
think otherwise, academic research seems to find this effect again and again. In Australia, women hold 14.2 per cent of board chairs, 23.6 per cent of directorships,
and 15.4 percent of CEO roles. In recent months, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Business Council of Australia (BCA) have called for
greater gender diversity in Australian boards. There was an attempt by Senator Nick Xenophon to legislate gender diversity in Australian government boards; however,
the bill was later rejected by a government-controlled Senate Committee. The AICD has set a target of 30 percent female board members and urged S&P / ASX 200 firms to
meet the target by the end of 2018�. 9 Reza Monem, �Three women is not a crowd on a company board�,
The Australian Financial Review, Friday 22 April 2016, p.35

Required

Assume you have been employed as a corporate governance consultant by a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and ranked within the ASX 200. The Chairman of
the company has decided to address the issue of gender diversity on the company�s board to ensure the board meets the AICD target by the end of 2018. As an initial step
in the process of increasing the gender diversity of the board the Chairman has employed you to prepare a report that critically analyses and assesses the evidence
that gender diversity on a company board is associated with improved business performance and also provide recommendations on how the company should initiate a gender
diversity policy for the board. Your report will be tabled at the next board meeting for board members to review and evaluate your recommendations.

Report Structure

Title
Executive summary
Table of Contents
Introduction
Gender Diversity issues on the company�s board related to above topic
Analysis and Assessment on the evidences that gender diversity on a company board is associated with improved business performances
Conclusion
Recommendation on how the Company should initiate a gender diversity policy for the board to meet the AICD target by the end of 2018 (around 500 words)