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Women on Corporate Boards

CEO Sponsorship Unlocks Boardroom Doors: A Key to Gender Parity

Janice Reals Ellig | Posted 08.18.2016 | 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.

Womenomics: 10 Reasons Why We Need More Women on Boards

Ellevate | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women

1. Your stakeholders, including employees, investors and customers include women. How better to understand these constituencies than by representing them at the top of the organization?

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.

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.

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.

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.

CA First in Nation to Address Women on Corporate Boards

Keven Bellows | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Keven Bellows

California is the first state in the nation to pass a resolution urging public companies in the state to achieve gender-balance on their boards of directors by December 2016.

Resolved:Business Needs Women on Boards

Keven Bellows | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Keven Bellows

Two interesting, totally unrelated news stories this past week concern the important issue of the lack of women on public company boards.

What Warren Buffett Isn't Saying

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett reminded all of us last week that Corporate America could do more to advance women in the workplace. Perhaps he should start with his o...

Women Still Struggle to Get to the Top

Susan Bloch | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Susan Bloch

While Sheryl Sandberg in her book Lean In insists it's up to women to help themselves, men and organizations also need to "lean in" and reframe their thinking about women in leadership positions.

Women on Corporate Boards in U.S. Lagging the Global Trends

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's a fact that the number of women on corporate boards in the U.S. has been stalled at more or less 15 percent for most of the past decade. Little progress has been seen, and the question is why?

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...