Archive for May, 2016

Why VCs Aren’t Funding Women-led Startups

May 2016. A recent report from early stage investment firm Female Founders Fund provides a vivid illustration of just how few women-led startups are backed by venture capital. Of the more than 200 Bay Area startups that last year received series A funding, a mere 8% were led by women, ...

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Save the Date! The 7th Annual SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom

SAVE THE DATE! The 7th SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom will convene in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.  Please plan to join us for the Public Plenary Session at SAIS on Wednesday, September 7th, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 pm.  The SAIS Global ...

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You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

May 2016. If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working. Norway was the first to introduce quotas for women in 2003. Iceland, Spain and France followed with 40% targets. Last year, Germany became the largest economy to impose a ...

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Germany: One of the Most Powerful Women in Germany Is Making a Comeback

May 2016. Three years ago, Regine Stachelhaus stepped down from her job running HR at the world’s largest investor-owned electric utility to care for her sick husband. At the time, Germany’s business community assumed that the move would mean the end of the career of one of the country’s most powerful ...

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