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What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 10.02.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...