May Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair
On May 14, 2015, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed her monthly update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.
Diversity 50 List Helps Canadian Boards Diversify
A Montreal Gazette article provides an overview of the Diversity 50, an application-only list of Canadian women board candidates compiled by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. To read the article, click below.
Lawyers No Longer "Less Favored" as Board Candidates
A recent post on InsideCounsel examines the evolution of lawyers as board candidates from "less favored" to being part of the general applicant pool. To read the post, click below.
Fund Managers Encouraged to Help Advance Board Diversity
A recent post on InvestmentNews reported that BlackRock Inc. has revised its proxy voting guidelines to oppose director reelection if a board's makeup is insufficiently diverse. The post encouraged other fund managers to do the same. To read, please click below.
InsideCounsel Articles Features DirectWomen Philadelphia Event
A March 2015 InsideCounsel article featured DirectWomen's April 29 panel and networking event in Philadelphia. To read the article, click below.
Forbes Post Discusses Lawyers on Boards
An October 2014 Forbes post makes an argument for the value lawyers can bring to their corporate board service. To read the post, click below.
InsideCounsel Post Discusses Path Corporate Board Service Path for GCs
An InsideCounsel post from December 2014 provides an overview of pathways and strategies sitting GCs can take to move towards corporate board service. To read more, click below.
Public Pension Funds Ask SEC To Require Increased Disclosures On Board Diversity
Officials from California, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, New York, and Connecticut, representing $1.12 trillion in investment assets, recently called on the SEC to update its board nominee disclosure rules. To read more, click the link below.
DirectWomen Featured in TakeALittleAction Video
DirectWomen and its Chair, Bobbi Liebenberg, are featured in a video recently produced by TakeALittleAction.com. The video celebrates individuals and initiatives who are working to advance women into leadership positions, decreasing the gender pay gap. To watch the video, click below.
March Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair
On March 4, 2015, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed her monthly update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.
BlackRock May Oppose Board Re-Election For Lack of Diversity
A recent InsideCounsel article reports that BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, has updated its guidelines for opposing board members' re-election. These guidelines include insufficient attention to board diversity. To read the article, which features DirectWomen Chair Bobbi Liebenberg and Alumna Connie Collingsworth, please click below.
DirectWomen Featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine
DirectWomen is prominently featured in Roy Strom's March 2015 Chicago Lawyer magazine. Chair Bobbi Liebenberg, along with Alumnae Mary Ann Hynes and Carrie Hightman, are interviewed in the extensive piece, which focuses on the appeal of General Counsel as director candidates. To read the article, click below.
Storrow Gordon, DirectWomen Alumna, Joins InfraREIT Board of Directors
Storrow Gordon, a 2009 alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, recently joined the Board of Directors of InfraREIT, Inc., a newly public real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns rate regulated electricity delivery infrastructure assets in Texas. InfraREIT joined the NYSE in January 2015. To read more about Storrow and the company, click below.
DirectWomen Sponsors Diversity & Flexibility Alliance's 2015 Annual Conference
DirectWomen is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s 2015 Annual Conference: Diversity + Flexibility = Innovative Leadership, going forward on March 19, 2015 at the offices of Jones Day in Washington, DC.
Elisa Garcia, DirectWomen Alumna, Joins Dollarama Board of Directors
Elisa Garcia, a 2011 alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, joined the Dollarama Board of Directors on February 18, 2015. To read the press release announcing Elisa's appointment, please click below.