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Washington Post, November 22, 2017

By Jena McGregor

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A bidder for the Weinstein Co. suggests a rare boardroom set-up: A majority-female board

Washington Post, November 22, 2017

By Jena McGregor

26114998916 4070c47217 zFollowing the fallout from sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the future of the Weinstein Company is uncertain. One woman is looking to acquire the company and make major change -- by installing a majority-female board. As the Washington Post reports, a 2006 study from WCW's Sumru Erkut, Ph.D., revealed that it takes at least three women on a corporate board to develop a critical mass and influence decision-making. Research also suggests that having more women in leadership roles could do more to help solve sexual harassment problems than installing more anti-harassment trainings or policies. While many are excited by the prospect of a female-majority board, researchers stress that this is just a first step and boards would do well to include both men and women from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.