1,577 listed firms yet to appoint women directors: Govt

Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also informed the Lok Sabha that 24 listed public sector companies do not have a woman director.

BSE notice to 530 firms for non-compliance on women directors

Top bourse BSE has issued notices to 530 companies with regard to imposition of fines for not complying with Sebi norms to appoint at least one woman director on their respective boards within the prescribed timelines.

SEBI asks govt to appoint women directors on PSU boards

To ensure parity between listed PSUs and their private sector peers, regulator SEBI has asked the government to fill all vacancies for women and independent directors at the central public sector enterprises.

Box-office success needed to encourage women helmers: Sarandon
Box-office success needed to encourage women helmers: Sarandon

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon feels Hollywood will become more receptive to women directors if their films start making money at the box-office.

Natalie Portman reveals initially grappled with `Hollywood sexism`
Natalie Portman reveals initially grappled with `Hollywood sexism`

 Natalie Portman has admitted that she has faced a lot of gender biasness in Hollywood that has now electrified the women filmmakers' career in the industry.

Hollywood accused of gender bias in hiring women directors

American Civil Liberties Union, a prominent rights organisation, has demanded investigation into Hollywood's hiring practices, alleging the industry is biased against women directors.

SEBI to strengthen enforcement mechanism, reduce delays

For fast-track clampdown on erring firms, markets watchdog SEBI has decided to lay out strict timelines for completion of actions and create a central database of monitoring systems in the current fiscal.

Women directors: Erring companies to face minimum Rs 50,000 fine

Without naming the companies that failed to appoint at least one woman director within the stipulated deadline of March 31, Sebi announced a four-stage penalty structure wherein fines would increase with the passage of time.

Women directors: Sebi readies for action against errant firms

A large number of listed firms, including some state-run entities, may face regulatory action by Sebi and stock exchanges after failing to appoint at least one woman director on their respective boards.

After Sebi barb, listed cos begin appointing women directors

Within days of regulator Sebi's barb, listed companies have begun running from pillar to post to appoint women directors on their respective boards with at least 50 such appointments being made Tuesday itself.

More women directors needed in Hollywood: Jodie Foster

Actress director Jodie Foster feels more women are needed behind the camera in Hollywood to change things.

Half of NSE listed Cos yet to appoint women directors

Nearly half of the NSE-listed companies are yet to appoint a woman director on their board even as the October 1 deadline for compliance with SEBI's requirement in this regard is only a month away.

Only 4% of Indian company directors are women: Report

The Companies Act, 2013 , makes it mandatory for public and private firms with an annual turnover of $50 million) to have at least one female director by Oct. 1, 2014.

Helen Mirren calls for more women directors

Actress Helen Mirren urges that the film industry needs to have more female directors.