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1 Are All Welcome Aboard : Does the Gender of Directors Matter ?

  title={1 Are All Welcome Aboard : Does the Gender of Directors Matter ?},
  author={Miriam Schwartz-Ziv},
I examine boards that are relatively gender-balanced (a third of their directors are women): boards of business firms in which the Israeli government holds shares. First, I do not find a significant association between the proportion of women directors on board and financial performance. Second, I find that women directors tend to be on the committees that discuss audit issues, as opposed to business issues, although their presence in board meetings, in which no additional appointment mechanism… 

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