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Board Candidates with Cyber-Risk Knowledge Are Needed

Board Candidates with Cyber-Risk Knowledge Are Needed

In a speech on June 10,  entitled Boards of Directors, Corporate Governance and Cyber-Risks: Sharpening the Focus, Luis A. Aguilar, Commissioner, SEC, stated that “many boards lack the technical expertise necessary to be able to evaluate whether management is taking appropriate steps to address cybersecurity issues.” For a reading of the Commissioners […]

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Women on corporate boards help companies strike better deals

Women on corporate boards help companies strike better deals

A 2013 study from the University of British Columbia reveals that female directors appear to bring down the costs of acquiring other companies, according to new research from the University of British Columbia, and they also tend to make fewer overall acquisition bids than companies that don’t have women on their boards. […]

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Why Women on Boards – Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Chairman’s Interview

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust’s Chairman Ed Birch was interviewed for a story about the contributions of a woman on their board.  Ed had wanted a woman who was bright, sharp, willing to collaborate, but who would effectively challenge the comfort zone of the status quo.  “Kathy Odell brought all […]

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