North Carolina corporate boards making progress on diversity

November 2016. Charlotte Business Journal. "North Carolina is making progress when it comes to diversifying its corporate boards. Women now hold 18.8% of corporate board seats in the state — up from 16.6% in 2015, according to the 2020 Women on Boards 2016 Gender Diversity Index report." More here.

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Women board members in Florida reach 20 percent mark

November 2016. SunSentinel. "Florida's major public and private companies added three women to their boards this year, for a total of 53 women board members compared with 50 a year ago, according to a report by 2020 Women on Boards. That's 20 percent of companies in the state with women on their ...

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Women bosses boost female places in boardroom

November 2016. Financial Times. "New research shows that boards are likely to have significantly more women directors if the CEO or chairman is also female. The proportion of women serving as non-executive directors at the U.K.'s top 150 public companies has reached 29.9%, up from 17.5% five years ago. But that share is considerably ...

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LifeSci Advisors’ Board Placement Initiative Announces Fifth Board Placement

November 2016. Econo Times. "LifeSci Advisors, a leading life sciences-focused investor relations consultancy, announced today the fifth placement of a female executive to a life science company board, as part of their Board Placement Initiative (BPI), launched this year to match qualified female candidates with open seats on corporate boards of ...

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Women In Technology’s The Leadership Foundry and American University Annual Study on Women Serving on Corporate Boards Shows Slow Growth for DC Region

November 2016.  Digital Journal. "Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the technology community in the Washington, DC area, along with Kogod School of Business at American University today announced the results of WIT’s The Leadership Foundry annual research report examining the representation ...

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Washington Trails the Country in its Representation of Women in the Boardroom

November 2016.  Washington Post. "Despite a widespread push in recent years to add diversity to the boardroom, the Washington area continues to lag behind the rest of the country in its representation of women on corporate boards, according to a report released Thursday.  Women hold 14 percent of board positions at ...

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More companies are on board with women on their boards

October 2016.  Philly.com "Maybe it's the possibility that a woman might lead the United States as president, but "we've finally picked up some momentum" around the topic of female leadership in the corporate world, Suzanne Mayes says. 'It has become much more mainstream over the last few years,' said Mayes, president ...

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Gender Diversity in the C-Suite and Boardroom: Blazing a Path

November 2016. Enterprising Investor. "Firms with at least one female board member earned an annual excess compound return of 3.5% vs. the MSCI ACWI since 2005, according to the Credit Suisse report “CS Gender 3000: The Reward for Change.” Companies with at least 15% women in senior management have a return on ...

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Diversity Measures on Corporate Boards Have a Breakout Year

September 2016.  The Street. "Things are changing when it comes to getting more women on corporate boards. Diversity measures have had a breakout year in 2016. A measure introduced by the New York State Common Retirement Fund at FleetCor Technologies Inc.(FLT)  received the backing of 72% of the vote at a ...

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What Women Add to Boards

October 2016.  The Wall Street Journal. "Study finds that women often supply skills that were missing.  Women elected to corporate boards tend to have more experience in risk management and human resources than their male counterparts—a boon for corporate governance, a recent study says."

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