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Women on Boards

Non-Profit Boards, Old Boy Club? No

Keven Bellows | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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.

Women on Boards: Tokenism or Best Practice?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

If a company adds three eminently qualified women to their board, and it is characterized as a gender play or way to avoid a firestorm of criticism, is that progress?

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.

More Women on Corporate Boards Impacts All of Us

Keven Bellows | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Keven Bellows

We all have a significant stake in an improved economy along with corporate accountability. A diversity of voices making key decisions improves both.

No Excuse for Apple's Binders Full of Women Problem

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

Thanks to Apple shareholders, the company's board nominating committee will now be "actively seeking out highly qualified women." Which raises the question: What has the committee been doing for more than three decades?

A Happier New Year for Women and Business

Keven Bellows | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

As 2014 rolls in, I would like to suggest a bold resolution for corporate board chairs: We will search for and find, not just one, but several, competent, capable, qualified women to join our board of directors this year -- even if we have to expand the size of our board, which we have the authority to do.

Parity in 2084?!

K. Sujata | Posted 02.19.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

If women continue to support other women, we won't have to wait until 2084 to see gender equality in the boardroom and in the C-suite. Let's challenge ourselves and others to make major strides in 2014.

Great Year-End Good News for Women in Business

Keven Bellows | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

It may seem a no-brainer to put a woman in charge of a car company when women buy more than half the new cars in America, influence 85% of all automobile purchases and spend $200 billion a year on new cars and servicing, but it's taken over 100 years!!

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.

Money Talks - Women's Buying Power Starts to Reflect in the Boardroom

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

The Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI) study, regarding the percentage of women-held board seats in retail and consumer products companies...

Twitter, Don't 'Check the Box' -- Hire Two Women for Your Board

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.17.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

f companies like Twitter want our business, they can't pretend this is a supply issue or a diversity issue. Women make up the majority of Twitter's users. Structuring an all-white male board is not reflective of Twitter's talent pool or customer base.

It's Not About Checking the Box, Dick -- It's Just Good Business!

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

It's not good enough for Twitter CEO Dick Costolo to only have one woman on his board. One is too often a token. On a board of seven -- it should be at least two. No one wants to be a token, not even women seeking to serve on boards.

Why the Debate About Twitter's Board and Women at the Top in Silicon Valley Is a Healthy One

Penny Herscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

We now know that having diverse product design teams creates better products. We also now know that having women on boards makes companies more competitive. So why would a company build its management team and board entirely from men?

California Passes First Legislation to Encourage More Women on Boards

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

We know greater board diversity leads to better governance and stronger economic growth. Now we need to put our economic power behind this legislation by supporting companies who comply with this recommendation, and taking our business away from those who don't.

Why the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards?

Keven Bellows | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Keven Bellows

Corporate America is becoming more aware of the value of a diversity of voices in decision-making.

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.

Using Our Wallets to Open Corporate Boards to Women

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Corporate boards and CEOs may not always understand the need for diversity and the advantages of having more women within their ranks, but they do understand the importance of profits, investors and keeping customers happy.

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.

Top Women in the U.S. Has Reached 20% Mark, Should We Celebrate?

Carol Evans | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

I celebrate the progress we've made. I honor the 20 percent. But I don't want us to get complacent and bright-eyed with 20 percent. I want us to demand power sharing from the guys. Let's get our fair share of the money, the top jobs, the board seats, the positions of influence--and the power.

What Women Can Do About Gender Difference in the Workplace

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Women must stop seeing themselves as a minority in the workplace and view themselves as the realistic majority. In other words, women must create a major shift in mindset.