Women on Board Effect: How to do it?
Women on Board research is an interesting research considering the issue of gender equality. However, the role of women in firms has not extensively and empirically discussed like other corporate governance issues. Research has found that women may change the board room situation because women are more cautious than male on board in corporate decisions making (Huang and Kisgen, 2013 and Levi et al., 2013). Laura Tyson, a former economic adviser to US President Bill Clinton, recommended the improvement of board diversity to increase firm’s financial performance through the number of women on board (Tyson, 2003). Adams and Ferreira (2009) studied 1500 companies at United States from 1996-2003, and found female directors have significant impact on corporate performance of firms with weak shareholders right. They stated that female directors are more likely to monitor their committees. As the greater the gender diversity, the directors have fewer attendance problem. Therefore, this issue should be explored more in the future