Gender Inclusivity in Global Corporate Boardrooms – is India the Tortoise in the Race
Bharathi Ravi11, S. K. Sudharsanam2

1Bharathi Ravi, Research Scholar, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, Rajparis Manasarovar Ullagaram, Chennai (TamilNadu), India.

2Dr. S. K. Sudharsanam, Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, Business School, Chennai (TamilNadu), India. 

Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 July 2019 | PP: 291-294 | Volume-8 Issue-7C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10650587C219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Corporate boardroom gender balance has been a matter of debate and serious concern calling for corrective measures in recent time. Gender inclusivity and women participation in workforce is used as one of the alternatives to accelerate growth in an economy. While workforce participation seems to have increased significantly, women elevation to boardrooms still leaves a lot to be desired across the globe with the exception of few western European nations. This research study, which is purely exploratory in nature, attempt to highlight board room gender balance or the lack of the same, globally and in India. It uses publicly available information, from reports, publications and research papers as well as published information from the annual reports of companies. The analysis is carried out using tables, chart and percentages. It is expected that the study may bring out a yearning gap between the west and the east and suggest measures to minimize the gender imbalance at the helm of affairs of corporate management.

Keywords: Corporate Boardrooms, Gender Imbalance, Women Workforce Participation, Inclusive Growth, Gender Inclusivity.
Scope of the Article: Recent Trends & Developments in Computer Networks