Michelle Banks, 2015 Alumna, Profiled in ACC Docket

2015 DirectWomen Board Institute Alumna Michelle Banks was recently featured in an ACC Docket profile by Olga Mack and Carly O'Halloran Alameda. In the profile, Banks discusses the importance of having women in corporate leadership, the role of mentors in her success, and the importance of leading by example, pay equity, and board diversity. To read the full profile, click on the link below.

Sylvia Kerrigan, 2015 Alumna, Appointed to Team, Inc. Board of Directors

Sylvia Kerrigan, an alumna of the 2015 DirectWomen Board Institute, was appointed to the Team, Inc. (NYSE: TISI) Board of Directors in late December. To read further details about Sylvia's appointment, click the link below.

GAO Issues Report On Status of U.S. Board Diversity

In December 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report on the current state of board diversity. Among other findings, the GAO estimated that even if equal proportions of women and men joined boards each year beginning in 2015, it could take more than four decades for women's representation on boards to be on par with that of men's. To download the full report, click the link below.

New Study Finds That Gender Equity By 2030 Is Possible, But More Action Is Needed

A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that while 73 percent of global executives believe that women could have equal representation in boardrooms by 2030, only 44 percent believe that their company is taking active steps towards this goal. To read more about the study, click below.

30 Percent Coalition and Trillium Asset Management Publish White Paper on Investing for Positive Impact

DirectWomen's strategic partner, the 30 Percent Coalition, partnered with Trillium Asset Management, Root Capital, the Global Fund for Women, and the Croatan Institute to publish a white paper on frameworks on investing for positive impacts. The paper can be read by clicking the link below.

Board Institute Co-Chair Hillary Sale Featured in News Segment on Negotiation

Board Institute Co-Chair Professor Hillary Sale was recently featured in a TV news segment on how to successfully self-advocate in various situations, including interviews, salary negotiations, and pitches. To watch the interview, click the link below.

DirectWomen Board Institute Co-Chair Lisa M. Fairfax Nominated to SEC

Today, DirectWomen Board Institute Co-Chair Professor Lisa M. Fairfax was nominated by President Obama to serve as Commissioner to the Securities and Exchange Commission. To read DirectWomen's press release, please click below.

Deloitte Report Provides Overview of Board Diversity Benefits

A recent report issued by Deloitte provides an overview of current board diversity statistics, along with information about the importance of board diversity for both corporate governance and womens' careers. To read an article about the report, click below.

Ethisphere Magazine Makes the Case for Gender Diverse Boards

In the most recent issue of Ethisphere Magazine, two partners at Baker & McKenzie wrote an article on the value of gender diverse boards. To read that article, click below.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers Survey Finds Only 35% of Male Board Members Think Having Women Directors is Important

A new PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey found that women directors value corporate board diversity nearly twice as much as do men. To read a summary of the survey, click below.

Shearman & Sterling's Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey Provides Governance Update

Shearman & Sterling's 2015 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey was recently released. The survey provides an overview of governance and executive compensation practices facing boards today, and identifies best practices and trends. To download the report, click below.

Progress Slowing for Women on Corporate Boards

The new Spencer Stuart Board Index reports that the pace of women joining corporate boards has slowed. To read a summary of the report, click below.

Report Finds That Diverse Boards Perform Better

Grant Thornton recently released a report that found that companies perform better when they have at least one female director. To read more about the report, click below.

September Update From Bobbi Liebenberg, DirectWomen Chair

On September 17, 2015, Bobbi Liebenberg distributed an update to members of the DirectWomen community. The public text of that update is posted here.

Moving From the Why to the How of Boardroom Diversity

Patricia Lenkov's article on boardroom diversity was recently featured in Ethical Boardroom and on LinkedIn. Click below to read the article.