The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles about gender diversity in senior management and boards. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.
Acker, J. (2009) 'From Glass Ceiling to Inequality Regimes', Sociologie du Travail, 51, 3: 199-217.
Adams, R. and Funk, P. (2010) Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Does Gender Matter? ECGI -Finance Working Paper No. 273/2010, Brussels: ECGI.
Adams, R.B. and Ferreira, D. (2009) 'Women in the Boardroom and Their Impact on Governance and Performance', Journal of Financial Economics, 94: 291-309.
Blackaby, D., Charles, N., Davies, C., Murphy, P., O'Leary, N. and Ransome, P. (1999) Women in Senior Management in Wales. EOC Research Discussion Series. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.
Brammer, S., Millington, A. and Pavelin, S. (2007) 'Gender and Ethnic Diversity Among UK Corporate Boards', Corporate Governance, 15, 2: 393-403.
Broughton, A. and Miller, L. (2009) Encouraging Women into Senior Management Positions: How Coaching Can Help. Institute for Employment Studies Report no. 462. Brighton: IES.
Burgess, Z. and Tharenou, P. (2002) 'Women Board Directors: Characteristics of the Few', Journal of Business Ethics, 37, 1: 39-49.
Burke, R. (1997) Women Directors: Selection, Acceptance and Benefits of Board Membership', Corporate Governance: An International Review, 5, 3: 118-25.
Burke, R.J. and Leblanc, R. (2008) 'Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: the Canadian Perspective', in Vinnicombe, S., Singh,V. and Burke, R.J., Bilomoria, D. and Huse, M. (eds.), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: 24-37.
Campbell, K. and Minguez-Vera, A. (2008) 'Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and Firm Financial Performance', Journal of Business Ethics, 83, 3: 435-51.
Catalyst (2012) Increasing Gender Diversity on Boards: Current Index of Formal Approaches. New York: Catalyst.
Catalyst (2012) Women on Boards. New York: Catalyst.
Davidson, M.J. and Burke, R.J. (2011) Women in Management Worldwide: Progress and Prospects. Farnham: Gower.
Davies, M. (2011) Women on Boards. London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Deloitte (2013) Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective, Deloitte.
Doldor, E., Vinnicombe, S., Gaughan, M., and Sealy, R. (2012) Gender Diversity on Boards: The Appointment Process and the Role of Executive Search Firms. EHRC Research Report no. 85. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Dreher, G.F. (2003) 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Effects of Sex Ratios and Work-Life Programs on Female Leadership at the Top', Human Relations, 56, 5: 541-62.
Eagly, A.H and Carli, L.L. (2007) 'Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership', Harvard Business Review, 85, 9: 63-71.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Sex and Power 2011, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Fagan, C., Gonzalez Menendez, M.C. and Gomez Anson, S. (2012) Women on Corporate Boards and in Top Management: European Trends and Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Fielden, S.L. and Davidson, M.J. (2003) Individual Diversity and Psychology in Organizations: A Wiley Handbook in the Psychology of Management in Organizations. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Financial Reporting Council (2011) Feedback Statement: Gender Diversity on Boards, London: Financial Reporting Council.
Grosvold, J., Brammer, S. and Rayton, B. (2007) 'Board Diversity in the United Kingdom and Norway: An Exploratory Analysis', Business Ethics: A European Review, 16, 4: 344-57.
Heilman, M.E. (2001) 'Sex Bias in Work Settings: The Lack of Fit Model', Research in Organisational Behaviour, 5: 269-98.
Hillman, A.J., Cannella, A.A. Jr. and Harris, I.C. (2002) 'Women and Racial Minorities in the Boardroom: How do Directors Differ?', Journal of Management, 28, 6: 747-63.
Hillman, A., Shropshire, C. and Cannella, A. (2007) ‘Organizational Predictors of Women on Corporate Boards’, Academy of Management Journal, 50, 4: 941-52.
Hoel, M. (2008) ‘The Quota Story: Five Years of Change in Norway’, in Vinnicombe, S., Singh,V. and Burke, R.J., Bilomoria, D. and Huse, M. (eds.), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: 79-87.
Ioannidis, C. and Walther, N (2010) Your Loss: How to Win Back Your Female Talent. Richmond: Aquitude Press.
Joy, L. (2008) 'Women Board Directors in the United States: An Eleven Year Retrospective', in in Vinnicombe, S., Singh,V. and Burke, R.J., Bilomoria, D. and Huse, M. (eds.), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: 15-23.
Konrad, A. (2006) Cases in Gender & Diversity in Organizations. London: Sage Publications.
Ladegard, G. and Elstad, B. (2009) ‘Diversity and perceived influence in corporate boards: The case of Norway’, European Academy of Management 9th Annual Conference, 11–14 May, Liverpool.
Lewis, R. and Rake, K. (2008) Breaking the Mould for Women Leaders: Could Boardroom Quotas Hold the Key? London: Fawcett Society.
McKinsey & Company (2007), Women Matter: Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Marshall, J. (2007) 'The Gendering of Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility', Journal of Organisational Change Management, 20, 2: 165-81.
Metcalf, H. and Rolfe, H. (2009) Employment and Earnings in the Finance Sector: A Gender Analysis. EHRC Research Report no. 17. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Miller, L. and Neathey, F. (2004) Advancing Women in the Workplace: Case Studies. EOC Working Paper Series no. 13. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.
Morrison, A.M., White, R.P. and Van Velsor, E. (1990) Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations? Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Pesonen, S., Tienari, J. and Vanhala, S. (2009) ‘The Boardroom Gender Paradox’, Gender in Management, 24, 5: 327-45.
Ragins, B.R., Townsend, B. and Mattis, M. (1998) 'Gender Gap in the Executive Suite: CEOs and Female Executives Report on Breaking the Glass Ceiling', Academy of Management Executive, 12, 1: 28-42.
Ross-Smith, A. E. and Bridge, J. (2008) 'Glacial At Best: Women’s Progress on Corporate Boards in Australia', in Vinnicombe, S., Singh,V. and Burke, R.J., Bilomoria, D. and Huse, M. (eds.), Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham: 79-87.
Sealy, R., Doldor, E. and Vinnicombe, S. (2009a) Increasing Diversity on Public and Private Sector Boards – Part 1 – How Diverse are Boards and Why? London: Government Equalities Office.
Sealy, R., Doldor, E. and Vinnicombe, S. (2009b) Increasing Diversity on Public and Private Sector Boards – Part 2 – What is Being Done to Improve Diversity on Boards and How Effective is This? London: Government Equalities Office.
Singh, V. and Vinnicombe, S. (2004) 'Why So Few Women Directors in Top U.K. Boardrooms? Evidence and Theoretical Explanations', Corporate Governance, 12, 4: 479-88.
Singh, V., Terjesen, S. and Vinnicombe, S. (2008) 'Newly Appointed Directors in the Boardroom: How Do Women and Men Differ?' European Management Journal, 26, 1: 48-58.
Singh,V., Vinnicombe, S. and Kumra, S. (2006) 'Women in Formal Corporate Networks: An Organisational Citizenship Perspective', Women in Management Review, 21, 6: 458-82.
Terjesen, S. and Singh, V. (2008) 'Female Presence on Corporate Boards: A Multi-Country Study of Environmental Context', Journal of Business Ethics, 83, 1: 55-63.
Terjesen, S., Sealy, R. and Singh, V. (2009) 'Women Directors on Corporate Boards: A Review and Research Agenda', Corporate Governance: An International Review, 17, 3: 320-37.
Thewlis, M., Miller, L. and Neathey, F. (2004) Advancing Women in the Workplace: Statistical Analysis. EOC Working Paper Series no. 12. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission.
Vinnicombe, S. and Sealy, R. (2012) The Female FTSE Board Report 2012: Milestone or Millstone? Cranfield : Cranfield School of Management.
Vinnicombe, S., Singh, V., Burke, R.J., Bilimoria, D. and Huse, M. (2008) Women on Corporate Boards of Directors: International Research and Practice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Last updated: 02 Apr 2019