Interview with Deloitte's Deb DeHaas on Board Diversity
The case for women on boards is well stated in an interview with Deloitte's DeHaas, Vice Chair, National Managing Partner, Center for Corporate Governance and Chief Inclusion Officer, at the link below.
DirectWomen Executive Director Search Underway
DirectWomen is conducting a national search for an Executive Director. To read the job posting, which includes information on how to apply, click below.
DirectWomen Featured in Bloomberg BNA Article
DirectWomen was featured in an August 4, 2015 Bloomberg BNA article about the recent trend of state legislatures setting voluntary guidelines on board composition to help encourage board diversity. To read the text of the article, click below.
Nearly 30% of New Board Members Appointed in 2014 Were Women
A new report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles found that nearly a third of all newly appointed directors in 2014 were women. To read a Washington Post article about the report, click below.
Illinois House of Representatives Passes Resolution to Encourage Board Diversity
On May 30, 2015, the State of Illinois House of Representatives passed HR 0439, a resolution to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on corporate boards of directors. The full bill can be seen by clicking the link below.
IFC Reports on Myths and Facts About Female Directors
The IFC Corporate Governance Group recently released Renée B. Adams's article, "Myths and Facts About Female Directors." To read the article, click the link below.
Robin Walker-Lee, DirectWomen Alumna, Nominated to Rexnord Corp Board
Robin Walker-Lee, a 2012 Alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, has been nominated to the Rexnord Corp (NYSE: RXN) board. Rexnord is a mid-cap industrial, comprised of two main business segments: water management and motion & process control.
DirectWomen Hosts Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Awards Luncheon; Board and Alumnae Institutes
Click on the link below to read DirectWomen's press release on its June 2015 events, including the Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon, DirectWomen Board Institute, and DirectWomen Alumnae Institute.
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.