women on boards

'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.
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.