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.
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.