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Boardroom Diversity

How Women Dispel Groupthink

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Janice Reals Ellig

Issues about the lack of women in senior corporate roles are discussed in the media and in forums regularly -- yet busy executives hear but do not fully get it -- that women at the top is a bottom line, strategic business imperative, not just a nice thing to do!

The Case for "Breaking Into Boardrooms:" A Call for Gender Parity on S&P 500 Boards by 2025

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Janice Reals Ellig

More women on boards is not the nice thing to do - it is the right thing for two compelling reasons: groupthink does not lead to good decision making and gender diversity on boards is highly correlated with stronger company financial performance.

The Corporate Governance Climate in 2015

Ellevate | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business

To maximize effectiveness, the composition of a corporate board should reflect its customers, the employees of the company and even other stakeholders such as investors.

Cherchez the Story, Not La Femme

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Julie Fox Gorte

The real story here is one we've heard before, but it's still just as pertinent as ever: women have much to contribute to the creation of financial and economic value. We just need to get past our biases and longstanding discriminatory habits to make that happen.

Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Don't Celebrate Just Yet...

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Some would like to believe that because we now have a black president, that we no longer have a need to push for civil rights or equality. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Power of Effective Corporate Boards

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Trust and transparency among the board members and with the CEO are essential for a positive outcome. In study after study on a global basis, boards with three or more women on the board have significantly better performance.

I Agree With Richard Branson: "We Need More Women in the Boardroom"

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Old habits die hard. For decades board members were chosen among the friends and colleagues of the CEO and others on the board. Since boards were comprised almost exclusively by men and in particular by other CEOs it is not surprising to find so few women.

Boardroom Diversity Means Better Business

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

In the life sciences and beyond, diversity makes business sense and social sense, and every one of us has an interest in making sure that diversity is put on the agenda.