Updated Monday, September 22, 2014 as of 6:22 AM ET

Why Gender Diversity Should Matter to Investors

The business case for gender diversity is well-documented. The research is compelling: when women are at the table and better yet, in leadership positions companies perform better.

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Comments (2)
This post started as useful forum on women and proxies, then took a sharp turn towards an advertisement for a mutual fund. What gives?

I get scores, perhaps hundreds, of proxies each year. I look for several features when voting. I vote every proxy that I get.

1. Women: I only vote for candidates with female names, or for men who I know have done some good in the world (not just on this Board). For many companies, this is difficult, as they use initials to hide gender, or the names are foreign and mean nothing. When in doubt, I withhold my vote, but this probably has no effect in hurting the Board's male selections.
2. I vote for the auditor.
3. I vote against the pay schedule. All the pay seems outrageous for sitting on a Board or going to a day job. I've done both, and never earned $10-million to $100-million for doing so.
4. I vote against all increases in shares. These shares are NOT going to shareholders. They will be used as additional pay for the insiders.
5. I vote for all decreases in shares. Yes!
6. For the rare shareholder issue that seems plausible and achievable, I vote yes. If the issue is a unilateral attempt to change a world policy (poverty, pollution, morals, corruption, bribes), I vote no.
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