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30 Percent Coalition and Trillium Asset Management Publish White Paper on Investing for Positive Impact

DirectWomen's strategic partner, the 30 Percent Coalition, partnered with Trillium Asset Management, Root Capital, the Global Fund for Women, and the Croatan Institute to publish a white paper on frameworks on investing for positive impacts. The paper can be read by clicking the link below.

New Study Finds That Gender Equity By 2030 Is Possible, But More Action Is Needed

A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that while 73 percent of global executives believe that women could have equal representation in boardrooms by 2030, only 44 percent believe that their company is taking active steps towards this goal. To read more about the study, click below.

GAO Issues Report On Status of U.S. Board Diversity

In December 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report on the current state of board diversity. Among other findings, the GAO estimated that even if equal proportions of women and men joined boards each year beginning in 2015, it could take more than four decades for women's representation on boards to be on par with that of men's. To download the full report, click the link below.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Success Stories

Connie Collingsworth

Connie joined the board of Banner Corporation in 2013. Learn more

Peggy Heeg

Peggy joined the board of Columbia Pipeline Partners LP in 2016. Learn more

Robin Walker-Lee

Robin joined the board of Rexnord Corporation in May 2015. Learn more