Women set to enter Indian corporate boardrooms, old boys’ clubs until now

By Rama Lakshmi, June 18, 2014

NEW DELHI — When corporate headhunter Uday Chawla meets with his peers these days, the talk is mostly about finding women — and the competition is fierce.

That, he says, is because Indian companies are frantically scrambling to meet a new legal requirement that they have at least one woman on their boards by October, and the shortage of qualified women is staggering.

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