DirectWomen Board Institute Co-Chair Lisa M. Fairfax Nominated to SEC

Today, DirectWomen Board Institute Co-Chair Professor Lisa M. Fairfax was nominated by President Obama to serve as Commissioner to the Securities and Exchange Commission. To read DirectWomen's press release, please click below.

Deloitte Report Provides Overview of Board Diversity Benefits

A recent report issued by Deloitte provides an overview of current board diversity statistics, along with information about the importance of board diversity for both corporate governance and womens' careers. To read an article about the report, click below.

Ethisphere Magazine Makes the Case for Gender Diverse Boards

In the most recent issue of Ethisphere Magazine, two partners at Baker & McKenzie wrote an article on the value of gender diverse boards. To read that article, click below.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Survey Finds Only 35% of Male Board Members Think Having Women Directors is Important

A new PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey found that women directors value corporate board diversity nearly twice as much as do men. To read a summary of the survey, click below.

Shearman & Sterling's Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey Provides Governance Update

Shearman & Sterling's 2015 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey was recently released. The survey provides an overview of governance and executive compensation practices facing boards today, and identifies best practices and trends. To download the report, click below.

Progress Slowing for Women on Corporate Boards

The new Spencer Stuart Board Index reports that the pace of women joining corporate boards has slowed. To read a summary of the report, click below.

Report Finds That Diverse Boards Perform Better

Grant Thornton recently released a report that found that companies perform better when they have at least one female director. To read more about the report, click below.

September Update From Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

On September 17, 2015, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

Moving From the Why to the How of Boardroom Diversity

Patricia Lenkov's article on boardroom diversity was recently featured in Ethical Boardroom and on LinkedIn. Click below to read the article.

Interview with Deloitte's Deb DeHaas on Board Diversity

The case for women on boards is well stated in an interview with Deloitte's DeHaas, Vice Chair, National Managing Partner, Center for Corporate Governance and Chief Inclusion Officer, at the link below.

DirectWomen Executive Director Search Underway

DirectWomen is conducting a national search for an Executive Director. To read the job posting, which includes information on how to apply, click below.

DirectWomen Featured in Bloomberg BNA Article

DirectWomen was featured in an August 4, 2015 Bloomberg BNA article about the recent trend of state legislatures setting voluntary guidelines on board composition to help encourage board diversity. To read the text of the article, click below.

Nearly 30% of New Board Members Appointed in 2014 Were Women

A new report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles found that nearly a third of all newly appointed directors in 2014 were women. To read a Washington Post article about the report, click below.

Illinois House of Representatives Passes Resolution to Encourage Board Diversity

On May 30, 2015, the State of Illinois House of Representatives passed HR 0439, a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on corporate boards of directors. The full bill can be seen by clicking the link below.

IFC Reports on Myths and Facts About Female Directors

The IFC Corporate Governance Group recently released Renée B. Adams's article, "Myths and Facts About Female Directors." To read the article, click the link below.