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Women on Boards

Building Boards Qualified to Grow Shareholder Value

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

Corporate boards can only fulfill their duty of maximizing shareholder value by embracing business strategies that improve social, environmental, and ...

Women Should Take A Seat At The Table, Literally

Karen Hough | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Karen Hough

'I wonder what those chairs feel like.' The musing was voiced by a teenaged girl from Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis.

The Business Case for Advancing Women on Boards

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.11.2017 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The benefits to a company of having female representation on its board are significant. However, there is a gap -- more like a massive chasm -- between the presence of women in the workforce and the number of women on corporate boards.

Creating An Employee Executive Board Will Close the Gender Gap in Business

Kristy Wallace | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women
Kristy Wallace

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "Too often, leaders have used women to advance power. I believe we must use power to advance women." Until women have power, change will not happen.

Stop Saying There Are No Qualified Women Out There

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business

Let us please once and for all dismiss this overblown, outdated explanation for the dearth of women at the upper levels of corporate America: the so-c...

The 4 Things Your Company Needs to Do to Advance Women -- Lead!

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

Not surprisingly, leadership is one of the four things that companies needs to do to advance women.

Cybersecurity and the Twenty-First Century Board of Directors

Alice Korngold | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

Boards and their advisors must look ahead to the greatest challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century in building the best boards and focusing their agendas accordingly.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know "Why?"

Eve Ellis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...

Why Women Should Stay on Board and Steer Mother Earth From the Inside

Jacqui Malpass | Posted 09.23.2016 | Women
Jacqui Malpass

Entering the world of self-employment was equally weird, but vastly more exciting, and it suited the way that I wanted to live and work. Dipping in and out of the corporate world to deliver training programmes and executive coaching was fun.

Instead of Commemoration, Let Women's Equality Day Be a Call to Action

Wendy Doyle | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.

Dear Investment Banker

Eve Ellis | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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.

The Secret to a Strong Bottom Line: Lessons from the Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Jennifer Owens | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Jennifer Owens

I've got a secret--a secret to a strong bottom line. The secret is one that 25 Best Companies for Multicultural Women know: That the key growing their business is diversity. That's why women of color make up 21 percent of the 2.5 million employees represented by this year's winning class.

Using Representation Data to Assess Diversity Progress: Help or Hindrance?

Lisa Levey | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Levey

One of the most challenging aspects for those seeking to drive diversity progress in the business world is the slow rate of change. As an organizational consultant working with clients to create more inclusive work cultures and to "move the numbers," I know how frustrating and discouraging this can feel at times

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

Women And Minorities Are Punished For Promoting Women And Minorities At Work: Study

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business

Valuing diversity is apparently frowned upon in Corporate America -- unless you’re a white man. Women and minorities who promote diversity from c...

Inclusion, Engagement, Collaboration -- An Inconvenient Truth?

Sylvana Storey | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Much talk is generated about the value that the behaviors of inclusion, engagement and collaboration bring to organizations but we only need to dig a bit deeper to see what the evidence is for how these behaviors are practiced by those who do the talking.

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.

From Court to C-Suite

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Keven Bellows

Nearly 20 years ago when few women were on Fortune 500 boards, Stephanie Streeter certainly had the credentials to be invited to the Parker-Hannifin Corporation, having had a meteoric rise at Avery Dennison.

Non-Profit Boards, Old Boy Club? No

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

It's not that those of us who value our cultural and charitable institutions aren't grateful for the good work of the men interviewed. But it's appalling and unfair that even in non-profits where women are outstanding leaders, men still get the spotlight!

Is Pope Francis Helping or Hurting Women?

Dana Theus | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Dana Theus

When women participate as a "non-minority" in any social structure, dialog and decision-making patterns become more collaborative. More options get on the table.

Voluntary Action Is Not Working!

Keven Bellows | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

The significant value women bring to corporate boards and the bottom line has been established by a number of reputable surveys and long-term research. Yet the percentage of women on public company boards in the U.S. remains an anemic 16-17 percent.

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.

Gap Between Male and Female Pay Is Widening

Keven Bellows | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

More women on boards not only contribute to improved company performance, they also advocate for a more level playing field for women in the companies they serve.

Women on Boards: Beyond Gender to Leadership

John Gerzema | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
John Gerzema

In an open, social and interdependent economy, the skills and competencies required for leading are changing. In other words, this is more about leadership style -- the skills and competencies that corporate America rewards -- as opposed to gender.