March 2017 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

In March 2017, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

State Street to Start Voting Against Companies That Don’t Have Women Directors

Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors on Tuesday will begin pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at those firms without any female directors.

Investors Push Corporate Boards to Add Women, People of Color

The small but growing number of shareholder votes on diversity proposals in on pace to match or exceed the record set last year, according to data compiled by ISS Analytics, which tracks proxies.

December 2016 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

In December 2016, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

September 2016 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

In September 2016, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

June 2016 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

Since my last Update, there have been many exciting developments concerning DirectWomen and our alumnae. Thanks to all for your continued support of our work and promotion of our mission of increasing the representation of women attorneys on corporate boards.

April 2016 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

In April 2016, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

February 2016 Update from Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

In February 2016, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

Banking Industry Adds Women to Boards

A new PWC survey measuring the diversity in the corporate governance of various industries found that the banking industry is a leader, with an average of 26% of seats held by women. To read more, click below.

Chair Bobbi Liebenberg Pens Article in Best Lawyers About DirectWomen and Board Diversity Efforts

DirectWomen Chair Bobbi Liebenberg recently penned an article providing an overview of the current state of board diversity efforts, along with information about DirectWomen's role in accelerating change. To read the article, click below.

Ego Plays Role in Slow Board Turnover

Carol SingletonSlade, who leads Egon Zehnder's U.S. boards practice, recently posited that long board tenure is tied up with cultural mindset and ego. To read more, click below.

Deloitte and Alliance for Board Diversity Release Census

In 2016, Deloitte and the Alliance for Board Diversity released their annual census of women and minorities on Fortune 500 boards. To view the report, click below.

Equilar Diversity Index Predicts Board Parity in 2055

The new Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) revealed that it will take nearly 40 years for Russell 3000 boards of directors to reach gender parity. To read more, click the link below.

McKinsey Study Shows Growth in Female Representation on Top S&P 500 Boards

A recent McKinsey study shows that among the top fifty S&P 500 boards, female representation has grown by an average of 24 points since 2005. To read the rest of the study's findings, click on the link below.

Coty Plans to Add First Female Board Member, Leaving Only Four S&P Companies With All-Male Boards

Fragrance and cosmetics company Coty will soon be adding a woman to its board of directors, reducing the number of S&P 500 companies without women in the boardroom to four. To read more, click the link below.