Equilar Gender Diversity Index: 15% Decrease in Boards With Zero Women

Despite the representation of women on boards staying the same over the latest three-month period, there are signs of progress. In 2016, Equilar found that 738 companies in the Russell 3000 had no women on their boards—nearly one-quarter of the index. Since that initial study took place, 114 companies have added a woman to their boards where one had previously not been represented. That amounts to about a 15% decrease in the span of a year.

Women and Minorities Capture Most New Board Seats for First Time

Women and people of color were picked for a majority of open S&P 500 board seats this year for the first time, due in part to pressure from investors to improve gender and racial disparities.

DirectWomen Alumna Sheri Edison name to Savoy Magazine's 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

The prestigious recognition honors accomplished executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition.

New Deloitte 2017 Board Diversity Survey

The evidence is in. Business leaders clearly believe in the benefits of diversity on their boards of directors. Yet it’s equally clear that current methods of sourcing and selecting candidates tend to reinforce a lack of diversity.

Why Wall Street’s Finally Pushing to Add Women on Boards

After years of fits and starts, mutual-fund giants including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc. and State Street Corp. are embracing shareholder proposals to add more women and minorities as directors. This may signal a tipping point for the decades-long struggle for greater representation.

Women Comprise 12% of Public Company Boards, Globally

European publicly-held corporations lead the world with 18% female corporate board members, while all U.S. public companies and all companies, globally, average 12%. Large U.S. public companies have an average of 21% female board members.

Proxy Adviser ISS to Call Out Companies With All-Male Boards

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. will call out companies with no women on their boards, under a Nov. 16 update to the policies behind its voting advice for investors.

Mallun Yen, 2016 Board Institute Alumna, Shares how she Found her "Executive Presence"

As CXO at SaaStr and co-founder and CEO of ChIPsNetwork.org, Mallun Yen builds communities and ecosystems that enable her stakeholders to thrive. With empathy at the core of her leadership approach, Yen is able to create and cultivate high-performing teams.

Solving the Disappearing Women Problem: Lessons from Companies that Prioritize Diversity

In Spencer Stuart's work, we see a range of postures on promoting female leadership, with some companies not prioritizing it at all and others establishing robust programs addressing gender parity at every career stage, with the goal of moving more women into senior roles. We summarize the most effective approaches based on our work and conversations with leaders from companies that are active in promoting diversity.

2014 Alumna Kim Rivera on Winning Thought Leader of the Year at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards

Lexology asked Kim Rivera, chief legal officer at HP Inc and winner of the Thought Leader of the Year award at the 2017 Global Counsel Awards, her opinion on what it takes to be a successful in-house counsel, the best way to advise senior leadership, and what winning the award meant to her.

DirectWomen Class of 2017 Alumna Sandra Phillips Rogers Elected to MSA Board of Directors

he Board of Directors of global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA), has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors.

DirectWomen Alumnae Honored with Transformative Leadership Awards

Congratulations to DirectWomen's Alumnae who were honored this October with Transformative Leadership Awards. We are so proud of the work you are doing to transform your industries! Suzanne Rich Folsom (Class of 2016) Susan Alexander (Class of 2012) Kim Rivera (Class of 2014) Deborah Majoras (Class of 2011) Marcy Sharon Cohen (Class of 2014) Janet Langford Carrig (Class of 2017)

Women, Minorities take more seats in U.S. Boardrooms

White men still overwhelm the boardroom but for the first time, women and minorities together accounted for half of the new independent directors appointed by corporate America this year, a recruitment firm said on Thursday.

How to land your first corporate board director position

Competition is fierce for the relatively small number of roles compared to potential candidates. With so few board seats opening every year, and with a strong preference toward for-profit CEOs to fill the open roles, it is a real challenge to get through the boardroom door.

DirectWomen Alumna Kim Rivera Spoke on the Role General Counsels Play in Corporate Diversity

The role of general counsel has evolved to the point now where they have "the access, influence, power and resources" to advance social justice causes, Kim Rivera, chief legal officer and general counsel of HP Inc., said Friday at a Harvard Law School bicentennial event. But that wasn't always the case.