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Most Men Don't Care About Diversity In The Boardroom

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business

Why aren’t we seeing more women or minorities in the boardroom, i.e., the absolute pinnacle of power in the corporate world? Oh, well, the ...

CEO Sponsorship Unlocks Boardroom Doors: A Key to Gender Parity

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Janice Reals Ellig

The pool of board ready women is extensive and global yet it becomes truly visible and viable when women are sponsored by CEOs/board chairs. Let's bring more board ready women into the network -- the pipeline of talent is bursting to be tapped.

Dear Investment Banker

Eve Ellis | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

financial success for the client, would you advise on it? Your clients hope so. So I am going to let the cat out of the bag.

Way To Go Liz Dolan!

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Keven Bellows

In the June 18th issue of Fortune magazine, Liz Dolan, CMO of Fox International Channels, publicly resigned from the board of QuickSilver,Inc. because...

What Should Boards Know About Cyber-Threats?

Nell Minow | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Nell Minow

Embarrassing emails from Sony executives and Hollywood celebrities got the headlines and the jeering tweets, but the hack, reportedly coming from North Korea, was a devastating cyber-takedown of the $20 billion company.

2014 for Women: The Good, the Bad, the Ridiculous

Martha Burk | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. Women have had some good news and some bad news with a bit of the ridiculous thrown in. So let's review some items affecting the female sex both here and abroad that didn't make the front pages in 2014.

NYC Comptroller's New Program To Let Shareholders Have More Say On Who Serves On Corporate Boards

Nell Minow | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Nell Minow

How "independent" can directors be if the insiders not only determine who serves on the board and how long they serve, but also how much they get paid and what information they receive?

What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

While the state of Massachusetts seems to be leading the rest of the country in gender diversity on corporate boards there is still a significant disparity when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. To level the playing field requires change and that change must come from the top.

Corporate Boards Fail Again!

Ed Lawler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

Once again the results are in and once again they show that executive compensation in the U.S. has escalated dramatically. It has gone up more than corporate earnings, inflation, the stock market, and the pay of almost everyone in the country, not to mention the world.

Don't Buy Skechers!

Keven Bellows | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

All the women who own stock in American companies should pay attention to this egregious discrimination, educate themselves about the boards of companies they invest in and use their voting power as a group to insist on change.

Engineering a Corporate Board Seat

Keven Bellows | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

Throughout her career, Debra L. Reed has been a champion for diversity. Under her leadership Sempra has achieved more diversity than any other utility in the country, with more women and people of color hired, trained and promoted.

Gender-Driven Growth: Are Quotas in Boardrooms a Positive Force for Change?

Susan Bloch | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Susan Bloch

If we look at the advances of women on the global stage, we can see momentum in the public and political arena. Yet, in start-ups, investment banking and manufacturing, where real money is made, not much has changed over the past decade.

Ryan Grim

Exclusive Data Paints Troubling Picture Of Skyrocketing CEO Pay | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business

The rise in U.S. income inequality in recent decades is largely due to massive wealth accumulating at the top of the income scale. The press and popul...

Memo to CEOs: Never Hang Up on a Reporter!

Keven Bellows | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

The percentage of women on corporate boards has been stuck at around 16 percent for about a decade, despite the research concerning performance and profits. It appears all but intractable.

Attention Shareholders: Women in Boardrooms Are Good for Business

Susan Bloch | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Susan Bloch

Women make up almost half of the workforce at middle management, but despite special mentoring and training programs, the pipeline trickles to a halt just shy of executive and board positions.

U.S. Playing Field Still Tilted for Women

Keven Bellows | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

From no less a source than the World Economic Forum comes a statistic that tells us a lot about why few women hold senior executive positions or sit on boards of public companies.

What the Shutdown Taught Us About Women's Leadership

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Simone N. Sneed

Our collective narrative about leadership, both its traits and aesthetics, are profoundly gendered. As such, when we see a strong, smart woman leading, it is tempting and familiar to ascribe her success to gender alone.

All A-Twitter About Twitter

Keven Bellows | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Keven Bellows

It's definitely not the first company to go public without any women on the board. I would wager nine out of ten companies that went public in the last twenty years had no women on their boards, either. And there was nary a headline about that.

Bowlers for Bankers? Don't Import Failed UK Governance Cliches

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon is just the lastest to be ensnarled by the annual "separate the roles" campaign -- independent of lack of evidence these arrangements improve governance.

Do Women Prefer Entrepreneurship Over Board Positions?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

Instead of having to deal with a room full of people that are put off every time you voice your opinion, or face being stuck in a rut because no one wants to risk changing anything, many women are simply forgoing the traditional corporate ascent and striking out on their own.

Eleazar David Melendez

Activist Shareholders Take Aim At Sneaky Corporate Boardroom Practice | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Last year, after being voted out of office by the shareholders who technically pay their salaries, 55 directors at publicly-traded American companies ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Billionaire Drama Over Dell As Corporate Raider Carl Icahn Threatens Company's Management | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Until Wednesday, troubled computer maker Dell Inc. seemed headed for a buyout that would have allowed a corporate restructuring. The deal would have g...

GWSB and IWF Partner to Place More Women On the Board

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.13.2013 | Women
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

One of the biggest obstacles blocking the ascent of many women is an outdated perception that a narrow list of credentials is critical to being a good board member. Historically, these credentials have been those that men, as they have risen to the tops of organizations, have acquired.

What Are Boards Thinking About as They Go Back to the Boardroom?

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.

How About a Title IX for Women on Boards?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Title IX took women off the sidelines and we are the better for it. Let's do the same for American business. We will not regret it.