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Know of a board looking for a new director?  Share it with board-ready women!

Know of a board looking for a new director? Share it with board-ready women!

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”   This quote from Madeleine Albright, who became the first woman to become US Secretary of State in 1997, sums up the why many women are getting onboard to help other women get board seats. So, please be […]

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Family Businesses Provide More Board Seats for Women

Family Businesses Provide More Board Seats for Women

Family-owned businesses in the U.S. are ahead of the corporate world in the representation of women on their boards. According to a 2013 Deloitte report, Perspectives on family-owned businesses – Governance and succession planning, there are  5.5 million family-owned businesses in the US.  They surveyed 222 family-owned businesses for the report.  Approximately 70% […]

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Becoming a Corporate Director: Do You Know What it Takes?  On Demand Webinar Available.

Becoming a Corporate Director: Do You Know What it Takes? On Demand Webinar Available.

→ Are you on the path, or exploring the path, to the corporate boardroom? → How can you position yourself as a candidate that can assist a board to emerge from the current downturn stronger and more competitive?    → Are you looking for more insights on what corporate boards are looking […]

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Registry for Board-Ready Women Launched

Registry for Board-Ready Women Launched

During during the last few years as the CEO of Western Independent Bankers (WIB), numerous community bankers and board members told me they were interested in improving diversity on their board, but could use help in finding the right women.  I helped a few banks find some candidates and researched […]

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HeForShe Campaign launched at UN

HeForShe Campaign launched at UN

A speech by Emma Watson, who played Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter, at the UN headquarters last weekend, set the tone for how men should become a part of the conversation on feminism. She named the campaign HeForShe. She said, “how can we affect change in the world when only […]

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What Kind of Women Join Microsoft’s Board?

What Kind of Women Join Microsoft’s Board?

Is having CEO experience essential for a board position? The answer is no. According to a 2012 report from Spencer Stuart,  a major search firm for board seats,  only 24% of new female directors at S&P 500 firms had CEO/President/COO or Chairman/Vice Chair experience.  Over the past few years,  the CPA route […]

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