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The Solution [electronic resource]

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After realizing that the business she founded lacked women in key management roles, Hilary Devey set out a plan of action. In this program, Devey explores ways to create a more equitable male-to-female ratio in business. Traveling to Norway, where a quota system now requires companies to award 40% of board positions to women, she learns how change is implemented - and whether the new women board members are merely "tokens." Devey also assesses alternatives, such as changing the corporate culture, mentoring of female colleagues, and sharing childcare duties with one's spouse.
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59 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 13, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Women at the Top: Why Are There Still So Few Women Business Leaders?
Women at the top
  • Hilary Devey (1:50)
  • Male-Dominated Business (1:38)
  • Gender Balance on Board (1:28)
  • Gender Quotas in Norway (2:07)
  • Drafter of Gender Quotas (2:24)
  • Women's Contribution to Boards (2:03)
  • Norwegian Parental Leave Policies (3:04)
  • Britain and Parental Leave (1:43)
  • Child Care Sabbatical (2:36)
  • Ford's Child Care Policies (3:58)
  • Work-Family Balance (1:59)
  • Benefits of Flexibility (3:21)
  • Flexible Hours at Family Business (2:53)
  • Challenges of Flexibility (2:20)
  • Flexible Hours and Gender Balance (3:27)
  • Women's Networking (2:59)
  • Labour Party Gender Quotas (2:08)
  • Quotas and Meritocracy (1:04)
  • Skepticism of Quotas (1:18)
  • Targets Versus Quotas (2:54)
  • Role Models (2:09)
  • Shareholder Activism (1:48)
  • Pressure Succeeds (0:40)
  • Showcasing Women Board Candidates (2:14)
  • Recruiting Women Forklift Drivers (3:09)
  • Need for Women in Business (1:19)
  • Credits: The Solution: Women at the Top (0:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 51977s Films Media Group
  • 51979 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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