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Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms; Teacher Representation in America's Schools

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In the United States, men named John, James, Robert, and William hold more corporate board seats than women hold altogether. It’s a pretty striking reality, which begs the question: Why aren’t there more women in corporate America? 

This hour, law and diversity experts weigh in on what’s driving the lack of gender representation, and why it matters to American business.

Later, we also consider the effects of teacher diversity on student success in the classroom.

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  • Aaron Dhir - Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and visiting scholar at Yale Law School; author of Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity, from Cambridge University Press
  • Laura Liswood - Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders; author of The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity While Embracing Differences to Achieve Success at Work
  • Anna Egalite - Postdoctoral fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University
  • Emanuela Leaf - Editor and partner of Tribuna Newspaper, a trilingual publication based in Danbury

John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.