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Women in the Boardroom

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.

Mirror Neurons Do WHAT?

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
Alexia Parks

Just like it "takes two to tango," it takes the dynamic synergy of men and women working together to make the changes Sanders calls for in his speeches.

Emily Peck

Corporate America Should Be Embarrassed About This Chart | Emily Peck | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

HuffPost looked at the male-female ratio of the board directors at 100 companies. We found numbers that were, frankly, horrifying.

Emily Peck

One Woman In The Boardroom Isn't Enough. Here's Why. | Emily Peck | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business

Liz Dolan's fiery resignation from Quiksilver highlights corporate America's 'one and done' issue

Paid Maternity Leave Could Be The Key To Making More Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

Giving parents paid time off after a child is born helps launch women up the corporate ladder and into the boardroom, according to a new study.

Women in the Boardroom

Laura Liswood | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Laura Liswood

It might be useful to look at some of the dynamics of the boardroom with a gendered lens (although I would quickly add, to focus on what is observed from the dominant group's members and those from the non-dominant group members).

Attention Women Entrepreneurs: The Corporate Boardroom Isn't a Fashion Bored-Room!

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jodi Okun

A man who owns a small business may be able to get away with a good suit, some nice shirts, and a few striped ties when needed, but women need to be more creative. They want to look professional and fashionable, without being boring.

SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom Calls for National Task Force

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The truth is that countries from Denmark to Indonesia, Brazil to Jordan have taken public action to prompt diversification of board members.

Dysfunction in the Boardroom

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

For years -- decades, even -- women have been seeking stronger representation on corporate boards, yet minimal progress has been made in recent years.

Could the U.S. Be Facing a Brain Drain?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With only 21 percent of women in senior management in the U.S., is America at risk of a "brain drain?" The answer is probably "Yes," as corporate executives shop the world for talent to manage their fast-growing businesses.

The Economic Empowerment of Women Is a Business Issue

Adele Gulfo | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

There's a business case to be made for the results women bring to the table -- but to really see more women in leadership positions, we need CEOs to understand that greater diversity at the most senior levels of business will help them gain a competitive advantage.

Women in the Boardroom: Time for Real Change

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

The world may be changing, but for women at the highest echelons of the business world, change is coming slowly.

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

Women in Business: Their Own Worst Enemy?

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business
Cerian Jenkins

For years there has been talk of 'men keeping women down,' but is it the bitter truth that women remain their own worst enemies?

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.

Leadership: It's a Female Thing

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

The event marked a shift in action -- we are tired of waiting for men to open the door for us. Ladies and gentlemen ... in the 21st century, we are opening the doors for ourselves.

Why Connectivity is Creating a New Class of Female Leaders

Tracy de Groose | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business
Tracy de Groose

We are witnessing a shift in the nature of leadership. The command and control structures we have inherited from traditional leadership are making way for styles characterised more by empathy, partnership and collaboration than by ego.