Exec bonus link to increased women's roles

Chief executives' bonuses and key performance indicators should be tied to how successful they are in increasing the number of women in senior positions at their companies. That's the call from a group of high-profile Australian executives - Women on Boards - who have compiled gender diversity guidelines for companies. "While companies are hiring, training and developing women from the ground up, they are failing to arrest the significant shortfall of women in middle to senior management," Stockland and HSBC Australia chairman Graham Bradley said in Sydney on Wednesday. Claire Braund, executive director of Women on Boards, which compiled the guidelines, said the number of women in senior executive positions was decreasing.

Chief executives' bonuses and key performance indicators should be tied to how successful they are in increasing the number of women in senior positions at their companies. That's the call from a group of high-profile Australian executives - Women on Boards - who have compiled gender diversity guidelines for companies. "While companies are hiring, training and developing women from the ground up, they are failing to arrest the significant shortfall of women in middle to senior management," Stockland and HSBC Australia chairman Graham Bradley said in Sydney on Wednesday. Claire Braund, executive director of Women on Boards, which compiled the guidelines, said the number of women in senior executive positions was decreasing.