Gender Diversity on Technology Boards - Recent Moves at Accenture, PayPal, Intuit & Many Others

Tech companies have increasingly been feeling the investor pressure to refresh their board of directors. Several companies are focusing on diversity and adding female directors.

Report: Board Directors Speak Out About Their Expectations, Responsibilities

The Conference Board's Governance Center released a report that details what corporate board directors believe their role entails. In the report, Just What is the Corporate Director's Job? Directors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description, the viewpoints featured result from individual interviews and a panel discussion with board directors of companies from multiple sectors.

Women in the Chemical Industry 2017

Although chemical companies are far from having equal representation of women and men in leadership roles, C&EN’s 2017 survey of women in industry shows some gains in boardrooms and executive suites over the past year.

6 Strategies to Strengthen Boardroom Diversity to Advance African Americans

John Rogers and James Bell not only represent two of America’s most astute corporate directors but also serve as unwavering, outspoken advocates for boardroom diversity and inclusion.

Big Companies Say They Favor Diversity, Most Refuse to Prove It

A majority of large-cap companies say they are working to advance gender and racial diversity in the boardroom but less than half are willing to disclose how their efforts are proceeding, according to a new study.

New Shows Higher Returns for Companies with More Women Managers

The 25 percent of Asia-Pacific companies that had the largest share of women in managerial posts returned an average 4.6 percent on assets in the latest fiscal year, data compiled by Bloomberg shows. That compares with 3.7 percent for the 25 percent which had the least women managers.

Alumna Ann Harlan and her Father Featured in Interview about Board Service

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, which occasionally also proves true when it comes to board service. In this episode of Boardroom Resources, Host TK Kerstetter sits down with two very experienced and well-respected board members, who also happen to be father and daughter (serving on separate boards). Ann Harlan shares the many life lessons she learned from her father, Steve Harlan, over the years and explains how those family values guided her when blazing her own trail as a board member.

How Lawyers are Working to Change their Industry's Diversity Problem

The ‘Mansfield Rule’ is a data-driven, modified version of the Rooney Rule, which was proposed by Dan Rooney and adopted by the NFL in 2003. The new rule takes the old rule's shortcomings into account. It was clear the Rooney Rule didn’t go far enough, says Caren Ulrich Stacy, the CEO of Diversity Lab, a research outfit that is experimenting with ways to improve diversity ratios in the legal profession. The Mansfield Rule, which is one of the diversity initiatives the Lab has helped shape, will measure whether firms are actively considering diverse candidates for at least 30% of open leadership and governance roles. In other words, if you have a slate of 10 potential hires, three need to be people of color or women. “Research shows that 30% in a candidate pool is a real tipping point,” says Stacy.

The Best Firms For Women And Minority Attorneys

Even among firms that are leaders on diversity, only a few are consistently above-average on hiring and promoting women and minorities throughout their ranks, according to a pair of Law360 surveys.

Women Continue to be Severely Underrepresented on the Boards of Tech Companies

Concerted efforts to address gender disparities and a Silicon Valley sexual harassment scandal that has focused greater attention on the treatment of women have done little to crack tech's ultimate glass ceiling. Women continue to be severely underrepresented on the boards of tech companies, both public and private, even as the number of women on corporate boards overall ticks up slightly, new research shows.

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

The business case for diversity is clear. Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement, and companies with greater gender and racial diversity financially outperform their peers. Yet progress within organizations has been slow – there is still a lack of women and minorities in leadership positions, and certain industries like tech and finance are lacking diversity at all levels. And many diversity programs fail. Based on evidence that diversity initiatives are more effective if they start at the top, I interviewed 11 CEOs who have made a public commitment to diversity about how they are creating more diverse workforces.

CalPERS Champions Board Diversity Campaign Across 500+ US Companies

Continuing its push for diversity among boards, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) sent letters to 504 Russell 3000 Index companies calling for changes in the appearance of their boards of directors.

Catalyst Releases New Census on Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

According to the census, women hold only 21.2% of board seats at S&P 500 Companies.

State Street Global Advisors Announces the Addition of 61 New Companies to its Gender Diversity Index

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), announced recent updates to the composition of its SSGA Gender Diversity Index (Index).

DirectWomen Alumna Hilarie Bass Officially Became President of the American Bar Association this Week

Incoming ABA President Hilarie Bass outlines the focus of her presidency with initiatives on reforming legal education; advancing women in the law; establishing a legal fact check program; and addressing the legal needs of homeless youth. Bass addressed the ABA House delegates on Aug. 14 during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York.