Women on Boards

In 40 Years You’ll Have Terminator Vision, But it’s Doubtful Women will See Equal Representation in the Boardroom

In 40 Years You’ll Have Terminator Vision, But it’s Doubtful Women will See Equal Representation in the Boardroom

It’s hard to image the disruption that will change the world in 40 years! Popular Mechanics predicts: contact lenses will grant us “Terminator” vision, vaccines will wipe out drug addiction, vertical farms will feed cities, Navy Seals will be able to hold their breath for 4 hours, nanobots will perform medical procedures […]

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HSBC Reports Gender Parity on Board of Directors

HSBC Reports Gender Parity on Board of Directors

HSBC Canada is a “crown jewel” of the British banking giant HSBC group, their president Paulo Maia said, and that it is one of the most profitable for the parent company, which operates banks in 74 countries.  It is ahead of the curve in Canada when it comes to promoting women through its […]

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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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