Posts Tagged "Fortune 500"

New Jersey Shows Slight Improvement in Boardroom Gender Gap

November 2015. Executive Women of New Jersey's biennial "Seat at the Table" report shows a slight improvement, yet a continued gender gap among corporate executives and boards. For all New Jersey companies, over a two year period, the percentage of women on boards rose by 1% to 15%; for New ...

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5% of Fortune 500 Companies Led by Women

June 2015. The Washington Post Wonkblog reports that the number of Fortune 500 companies led by women is at an all-time high: 5%. 24 companies in the index have female CEOs, which is the same number as last year. Despite the low number, the Post notes there has been progress, ...

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Catalyst: 2014 Report on Women in the Boardroom

January 2015. Catalyst issued its 2014 Census on women board directors on January 13. This year, the data are based upon the S&P 500, rather than the Fortune 500, as was done in prior years. Additionally, the data uses a new source: Catalyst partnered with The Data Morphosis Group to ...

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and SEC Chair Mary Jo White Deliver Remarks at 2014 Conference

September 2014. The annual SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom was held September 15-16 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (please click here for a press release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation). The Public Plenary Session featured keynote remarks by The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and The Honorable ...

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Directors&Boards: Getting from a good to a great board

Janice Reals Ellig and Ilene H. Lang discusses that appointing more women to corporate boards correlates, on average, with significantly improved financial returns and more women in the C-suite. A very appealing win/win. The authors identify five steps how to find qualified women for corporate boards. Read the article: Directors & Boards: ...

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Positive Trends for Women and Minority GCs in MCCA Survey

According to a new survey published by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the number of women general counsel at Fortune 500 companies doubled from 1999 to 2008. The study adds to a growing pile of data finding a correlation between businesses that do well and the number of women and ...

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21% of Fortune 500 general counsel positions held by women

Memphis Business Journal discusses that women are wielding increasingly more power on corporate leadership teams and boards, even if the growth of female leadership in the corporate world is sluggish. The Journal cites a survey, conducted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, that found that 21 percent of general counsel positions among ...

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Attention Women: How to Nab a High-Powered Board Seat

Women have played a vital role in the success of big business in the U.S., despite rampant gender discrimination. While there’s no doubt that women have made great strides in the corporate realm, numerous stereotypes and discriminatory practices still exist. Recently, InvestorPlace had the opportunity to speak with four dynamic businesswomen ...

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U.S.: Where are the women board members?

InvestorPlace discusses that big U.S. companies lag badly when it comes to getting females on the board of directors. However, females make about 75% of all buying decisions, own 40% of privately owned businesses, hold 51% of the country’s private wealth, account for 50% of all U.S. stock ownership and ...

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Facebook adds Sheryl Sandberg as first woman on board

Sheryl Sandberg, who also sits on the board of Walt Disney Co., became the eighth member and most importantly the first woman to join the board of Facebook. The world’s most popular social network had come under fire for not having female representation on its seven-member board of directors. Most of ...

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