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Corporate Boards

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One of the biggest obstacles blocking the ascent of many women is an outdated perception that a narrow list of credentials is critical to being a good board member.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.

Why Corporate Boards Should Be Looking for a Few Good Women

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

More women on corporate boards? The question is not why but, why not? Women in the boardroom provide a competitive advantage for businesses' bottom lines by providing input from diverse backgrounds.

Nonprofit Board Scandals: Let Them Move Governance Forward

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

The role of global, national and regional NGOs/nonprofits is to improve lives, communities and our world. Only a high-performing board -- in partnership with the CEO -- can truly achieve the organization's mission.

The Upcoming Showdown on Shareholder Proxy Access

Guhan Subramanian | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Guhan Subramanian

Shareholder proxy access is one of the most hotly debated topics in all of business law. Who's right? We can gain some insight from our recent on-and-off experience with comprehensive proxy access.

Another Reason We Need Women On Corporate Boards

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women

On the same day that Sheryl Sandberg was named the first woman to Facebook's board, I found myself attending an extraordinarily relevant event coordin...

The Companies Where Politicians Go To Get Rich

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. The appointment of former politicians to large public companies’ boards is regularly called into question. Just recently, foll...

Corporate Raiders or Corporate Redeemers?

Maneet Ahuja | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business
Maneet Ahuja

Long derided as "corporate raiders" only interested in making a fast buck often to the long-term detriment of their target companies, some recent successful activist investor campaigns have done much to rightfully disprove this long-held misconception.

John Celock

GOP Senate Candidate New Chair Of Women's Drug Company | John Celock | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, a current Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin, has accepted the board chairmanshi...

Executive Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector: Getting It Right

Alice Korngold | Posted 06.22.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

What does it mean to get compensation right? And why does it matter so much? Getting it right is called "fair and reasonable" by the IRS. It's what the law requires, it's what any CEO wants, and it's what any donor and member of the public expects.

E.U. Considers Quotas For Women In Boardrooms

The New York Times | Posted 03.05.2012 | Women

BRUSSELS - Frustrated that her previous efforts to get more women into the top echelons of European business have not yielded stronger results, Vivian...

Nonprofit Boards: Boot Camp for Corporate Executives

Alice Korngold | Posted 04.20.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Nonprofit board service is the ultimate leadership opportunity, giving business executives with the personal and professional skills they need in this new world.

'This Is Alice Korngold, She's an Activist'

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Alice Korngold

By sixteen I could have been the poster child for a crisis nursery, domestic violence shelter, and rape crisis center. On the positive side, however, I grew up in a neighborhood with friends from many countries, religions, and races.

Imaginary Boards: The Secret to a Better World

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Imagine the board also fulfilling a fourth duty: the duty of imagination -- envisioning the greater potential of the organization to advance the community it serves.

Ladies, We Can't Leave all the Money and Clout to the Boys

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Christina Patterson

Women are being pummeled by the financial crisis. But that's because women are too dependent on the state. We haven't bothered to get the skills that might get us more money, and more clout. If men have been allowed to rule the roost, that's because women have let them.

Put Shorts On The Board

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Boards are biased, too like-minded, made up of friends who are typically cronies uncomfortable with conflict. Worse still, in most of our leading corporations today, the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by the same person.

Sustainability Must Be a Top Priority

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

It is likely that in the foreseeable future, sustainability will continue to get some attention in corporations, but it will not be a major focus or a top priority.

Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Building Women's Leadership in Business & Politics

Stephenie Foster | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Stephenie Foster

Earlier this week, I spoke on a panel at the "Democracy the Delivers for Women" Conference sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterpris...

Janell Ross

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not | Janell Ross | Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

Note: On Thursday, July 28, the Alliance For Board Diversity announced that it had updated and revised its 2010 Board Diversity Census, "Missing Piece...

Saying "No" to All-Male Corporate Boards

Joe Keefe | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

Each year, we hear the latest, discouraging figures on the glacial progress women have made in cracking the male-dominated board rooms of corporate Am...