Posts Tagged "Corporate Board Member"

Women Are Coming For The Boardroom – And It’s Better For Business

August 2016. In boardrooms around the country, the glass ceiling seems as impenetrable as ever. While women are independent business owners and CEOs, it is on boards where women are lagging the furthest behind comparably talented men. In the past 10 years, the number of women in boardrooms has only increased by 5% ...

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Female Executives Aren’t Making it Into the Boardroom

March 2016. According to a Wall Street Journal blog post, female C-Suite executives are selected less often then men for board seats. Read about it here (behind a pay wall).

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Icahn, Loeb and Other Activists Overlook Women for Board Seats

March 2016. A recent Bloomberg article reports that Icahn and other corporate activists have ignored women in naming directors to boards - "Carl Icahn has nominated 42 people to fill 94 board seats at public companies ranging from EBay Inc. to Herbalife Ltd. in the past five years. Not a single ...

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Israel: Ad Team Cracks All-Male Board Problem

October 2015. A group of women from McCann Tel Aviv have a radical plan to get more women on panels and conference stages. The lack of women headlining conference agendas and sitting on speaker panels isn’t particular to the United States. In Israel, one Tel Aviv business is tackling the ...

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Women in Banking Special Edition: ‘Most Powerful’ Rankings for 2015

September 2015. American Banker has issued its annual list of the most powerful women in banking. These women influencers address the issue of boardroom diversity and the different approaches they see to achieve it. Read the whole article here.

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Panel: No Easy Way To Get More Women On Corporate Boards

September 2015. Three prominent Connecticut women spoke on a panel recently on why so few companies have made an effort to integrate their boards and what can be done to change that. Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier, who has been pushing for more racial and gender diversity in corporate boardrooms for years, ...

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EBay Revises Governance Guidelines for Board Diversity

March 2015.  New York State Common Retirement Fund and Trillium Asset Management withdrew a shareholder proposal at eBay Inc. after the company agreed to revise its governance guidelines to include gender and racial diversity among qualities it seeks in its board directors. The company also nominated two new female directors, Gail McGovern ...

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Male Executives Should Lean In Too

A new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Peter Grauer and Michael Milken argues that male executives need to make boardroom diversity a priority. Check out the Wall Street Journal article here (behind a paywall).

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Australia: Women Make Up 20 Percent of Boards

April 2015. An update by the boardroom watchdog Australian Institute of Company Directors shows that as of March, women make up 20% of overseen boards. This is the highest level seen in Australia to date, but there is still progress to be made, with 34 ASX boards having no women at ...

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eBay Adds More Women to Board

March 2015. As a result of pressure from investors, eBay recently added two women to its board of 17 people, bringing its total to three women. In November, shareholders filed a proposal encouraging eBay to increase its boardroom diversity. In addition to the two new board members, eBay has committed to ...

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