women on boards

The value of diversity at the top was validated by a McKinsey study in 2012. "For companies ranking in the top quartile of
'I wonder what those chairs feel like.' The musing was voiced by a teenaged girl from Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis.
The benefits to a company of having female representation on its board are significant. However, there is a gap -- more like a massive chasm -- between the presence of women in the workforce and the number of women on corporate boards.
As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "Too often, leaders have used women to advance power. I believe we must use power to advance women." Until women have power, change will not happen.
Not surprisingly, leadership is one of the four things that companies needs to do to advance women.
Boards and their advisors must look ahead to the greatest challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century in building the best boards and focusing their agendas accordingly.
Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit
Entering the world of self-employment was equally weird, but vastly more exciting, and it suited the way that I wanted to live and work. Dipping in and out of the corporate world to deliver training programmes and executive coaching was fun.
Gaining the right to vote was one giant leap for womankind, but only one small step towards equality. Instead of a day of commemoration, I say we approach Women's Equality Day as a day of action to further our quest for true gender equality.
financial success for the client, would you advise on it? Your clients hope so. So I am going to let the cat out of the bag.
I've got a secret--a secret to a strong bottom line. The secret is one that 25 Best Companies for Multicultural Women know: That the key growing their business is diversity. That's why women of color make up 21 percent of the 2.5 million employees represented by this year's winning class.
One of the most challenging aspects for those seeking to drive diversity progress in the business world is the slow rate of change. As an organizational consultant working with clients to create more inclusive work cultures and to "move the numbers," I know how frustrating and discouraging this can feel at times
Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...
Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.
“Almost all of diversity offices are run by non-whites and women, but I think that further ghettoizes diversity itself and
Much talk is generated about the value that the behaviors of inclusion, engagement and collaboration bring to organizations but we only need to dig a bit deeper to see what the evidence is for how these behaviors are practiced by those who do the talking.
All the women who own stock in American companies should pay attention to this egregious discrimination, educate themselves about the boards of companies they invest in and use their voting power as a group to insist on change.
Nearly 20 years ago when few women were on Fortune 500 boards, Stephanie Streeter certainly had the credentials to be invited to the Parker-Hannifin Corporation, having had a meteoric rise at Avery Dennison.