Mining and earthmoving equipment supplier Emeco Holdings has become the latest resources sector participant to feel the squeeze, downgrading its profit guidance in the wake of reduced industry activity.
The female share of of directorships of Australia's top 200 publicly listed companies increased more than 27 per cent last year and comes on the heels of a push by the stock exchange to boost board diversity.
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DANIEL Ashton started his first business at just eight years of age, so he knows how tough it is to get taken seriously when you're a young businessman with big dreams.
A Hilton function room in Perth's CBD was filled with women, and some men, endorsing what the Australian Institute of Company Directors has been pushing since late last year, greater female representation on Australian companies' board of directors.
WESFARMERS and Sundance Resources are among seven of Australia's top-listed companies to have appointed women to their boards during the past two months, helping lift the proportion of female directors on ASX 200 companies to almost 10 per cent.