2015 Essays

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Welcome to our collection of short essays on boardroom diversity.  They were penned to encourage fresh thinking on how we can jumpstart the selection of more women as corporate directors and enhance board performance.

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We thank Bloomberg LLC for printing our collection of short essays.

Below is the full table of contents:

LEVERS OF POWER – OVERVIEW

  • Applying the Levers of Power to Achieve Board Diversity:  A Call to Action, Susan Ness

LEVERS OF POWER – CHANGING CORPORATE MINDSETS

  • Companies Should Lean In Too: Report on Diversity from the Milken Institute Global Conference, Peter Grauer and Michael Milken
  • Board Diversity by Design at Voya Financial, Rodney O. Martin, Jr.
  • The Warning Sign of Unconscious Thinking (Bias) and How to (Begin to) Overcome It, Laura Liswood

LEVERS OF POWER – ENGAGING THE INVESTMENT COMMUNITY 

  • The Economics of Board Diversity, Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg
  • Promoting Board Diversity:  A Role for Investors, Timothy Smith

LEVERS OF POWER – GLOBAL INSIGHTS

  • FTSE 100 Achieves 25% Target, Denise Wilson
  • What Norway Can Teach the U.S. About Getting More Women in to Boardrooms, Professor Aaron Dhir

LEVERS OF POWER – REIMAGINING THE SELECTION PROCESS

  • The Time is Now for Diversity on Boards, Deborah Gillis
  • Five Steps You Can Take to Increase Your Board’s Diversity, Bonnie Gwin
  • Board Gender Diversity:  A Governance and Career Advantage, Deborah DeHaas
  • Galvanizing the Diversity Triangle, Carol Rosati

LEVERS OF POWER – ENGAGING THE PUBLIC SECTOR AND THE PUBLIC

  • Opening the Boardroom Door to More Women:  Employing demand side strategies that fit in the U.S., Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane

LEVERS OF POWER:  ENGAGING FAMILY OWNED COMPANIES

  • The Growing Influence of Family-Run Companies – and What it Means for Women in the Boardroom, Susan Stautberg