Economic Times: Women directors at family firms

Women directors at family firms face ‘competence versus kinship’ challenge


Lijee Philip Rica Bhattacharyya ET Bureau Jun 26, 2018, 07.45 AM IST

However, Shriram Subramanian, founder of proxy advisory firm InGovern, points out, “Companies should leverage the different exposure and thinking that women bring to the board. With standalone family businesses appointing more women family members to the board, these benefits are unlikely to be extracted and companies lose out on having enriching discussions in boardrooms.”