Among Top US Companies, Representation of Women on Boards Moves Towards Parity

A recent analysis by McKinsey shows that among top US companies, representation of women on boards has climbed by an average of 24 percent since 2005. McKinsey also conducted interviews with the leadership of those companies to identify best practices for accelerating gender diversity on boards. To read the full report, click below.

Gender Diversity in Tech Board Appointments Has Increased Since 2013

A blog post published by Redfin's CEO and CTO review's the companies research on the diversity of appointments to tech boards since 2013, with positive signals. To read more about the research, click below.

2012 Alumna Susan Alexander Elected to Board of Invacare

2012 DirectWomen Board Institute Susan Alexander was elected to the Board of Invacare in 2016. To read more about Susan, and her appointment, click below.

Harvard Business Review Examines Board Director Perspectives on Gender Quotas

An article posted on the Harvard Business Review website examines the perspectives on gender quotas for boards held by existing directors. To read the article, click on the link below.

Hillary Sale, Board Institute Chair, Named to FINRA Board of Governors

Hillary A. Sale, DirectWomen Advisory Board Member and the Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute, has been named to the FINRA Board of Governors. To read more, click below.

Canadian Board Diversity Council Highlights Need for Different Types of Diversity

A recent article in the Globe and Mail discusses the need for a wider approach to board diversity than is traditionally considered. To read the article, click the link below.

Lexology Blog Provides Overview on Approaches to Increasing Board Diversity

A Lexology Blog post contributed by 2016 DirectWomen sponsor Cooley LLP provides an overview of successful approaches to increasing board diversity. To read the post, click below.

DirectWomen Chair Bobbi Liebenberg Honored with 2016 Margaret Brent Award

DirectWomen Chair Bobbi Liebenberg was honored with the 2016 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession during its awards ceremony luncheon on Sunday, August 7, 2016 during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. To view an inspiring video about Bobbi's success, and to watch her accept her award, please click below.

ABA's Perspectives Features DirectWomen

A column in Perspectives, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession's quarterly publication, highlights both the work of DirectWomen and the passage of the ABA's House of Delegates resolution in favor of board diversity disclosures. To read the column, written by Commission Chair Michele Coleman Mayes, click below.

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Delivers Keynote to International Corporate Governance Network Conference

SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently delivered the keynote to the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference. Among other topics, White discussed draft board diversity disclosure requirements. To read the full text, click below.

Diverse Boards Correlate With Increased Executive Pay

A recent analysis by compensation research firm Equilar found that companies with more diverse boards have higher average executive pay than those with less diverse boards. To read a New York Times article on this topic, please click below.

Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann Profiled By New York Times

Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Director of Procter & Gamble, was recently profiled by the New York Times. Dr. Desmond-Hellmann accepted DirectWomen's Board Diversity Award on behalf of Procter & Gamble at the 2015 Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Awards Luncheon. To read the profile, please click the link below.

Susan Lanigan, DirectWomen Alumna, Joins Board of Kirkland's, Inc.

Susan Lanigan, a 2015 Alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, will join the Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) board at the company's June 1 annual meeting. To read more, click the link below.

NYC Comptroller's Office Introduces New Corporate Governance Principles for Pension Funds

In May, the NYC Comptroller's Office announced the adoption by the NYC Pension Funds of new Corporate Governance Principles and Proxy Voting Guidelines, which include board diversity guidelines. To read the press release announcing these changes, click below.

Heidrick & Struggles Report Finds Board Diversity Efforts Still Lagging

Heidrick & Struggles annual report on the board composition of large companies finds that efforts to diversify boards are still lagging. To read details and highlights of the report, click the link below.