California Bill Response Women In Corporate Boards

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Short work: there is a blog that you need to respond to

Length: 250-300 words

There is a blog below and you need to make a comment about it.

In red: you will find what the blog about then you will find the blog itself that you need to respond to.

Important notice: please make sounds personal comment, no outside sources please or at least do not make look like that you use outside sources

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What the blog about California recently passed a bill that requires publicly traded corporations headquartered there to have at least one woman member on the Board by the end of 2019. By the end of July 2021, corporations with five member Boards must have at least two women members, and those with six member Boards (or more) must have at least three women members. Compliance fines begin at $100k. What do you think about this new law? The blog The presence of women in influential positions, especially in the business world, has a need for improvement. A board of a corporation must have a diverse make up in order to make the proper decisions to benefit shareholders, employees, and customers. Every corporation may have different goals but the people dependent upon those companies additionally have dichotomous opinions and needs. Although women are steadily gaining more power as time goes on, there is a lack of equal representation. With more female board members, there will likely be more hires into influential job positions. Being a female business student who may work for a large corporation in the future, it is important for me to know that with hard work, I will be able to follow a career path without hinderances because of my sex. For this reason, I like the idea of the law and hope that it will expand company representation. With more possible female hires into better positions, there is a chance that the pay gap will narrow, getting one step closer to complete removal. I often realize how naïve it is of me to expect everyone not to have gender-based biases with the lack of female representation, but that, unfortunately, is not how the world works. Having an equal number of women and men in powerful positions has always seemed extremely obvious but, again, is not the way others see it. Creating laws like this one not only give me, but other women the chance to rise into important positions. I would like the same opportunity to succeed as my male peers. Knowing that there are still many large companies that do not have any female members is a shocking realization. This is a statistic, which in hindsight is understandable yet illuminates my ignorance of the depth of masculinity in the American Business world. Other western countries, especially in Europe, do not seem to be captivated by a patriarchal society in the same way. For example, in my international management course last semester, each group of students was assigned a country where we had to analyze the typical work environment in said country. Each country was then compared to the United States in a few specific categories based off Hofstede’s Cultural Model, one of them being level of masculinity in the workplace. The United States ranked moderately high, meaning there is an emphasis on a masculine culture within the workplace, often lessening women’s comfortability and dominance. For these reasons, I believe the law will have a positive impact. Studies in California should be implemented after July of 2021 to see the effect of the new law. If the law is successful just as I expect it to be, other states may look to follow California’s example by instilling fines to companies refusing to diversify, or by placing laws with a similar effect. I hope that in my lifetime there will be more laws promoting the empowerment of women in every aspect of life. This law is a step in the right direction, and I hope that my home state of Washington will follow suit. ...
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mwalimumusah
School: Boston College

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Running head: WOMEN IN CORPORATE BOARDS

Response to a Blog on Affirmative Action favoring Women in Corporate Boards
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WOMEN IN CORPORATE BOARDS

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Response to a Blog on Affirmative Action favoring Women in Corporate Boards
Response to the blog:
I believe that the primary reason for the existence of corporations is profit-makinganything else is just a peripheral objective that is also meant at boosting this core goal.
Therefore, merit should be the only consideration that should always matter when making
decisions regarding the people to involve in top decision-making processes. In this vein, I think
that implementing a law favoring the inclusion of women in corporate boards is a deviation from
the fundamental concept of meritocracy. Effort, achievement, and talent should be the key
considerations when selecting people in leadership positions. Therefore, I believe that California,
and any other state following the path of gender equality in those leadership ranks, is making a
big mistake that will in time jeopardize the focus of many organizations.
When we impose women on corporations, they will not work hard toward the realization
of the overall goals of the organization because they know that little can be done to repeal the
law. However, women who work their way up the corporate ladder without such favoritism are
more likely to be productive because their success is hinged...

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