(November 13, 2018, WUWM) Lindsay Hammerer was interviewed by Lake Effect’s Audrey Nowakowski. In addition to the live interview, WUWM ran an article, “Why More Women Executives Are Good For Business”.
The segment featuring MWi and the 2018 research report was a full 15 minutes. Quoting Fran Fyten, Reputation Partners, “I think it turned out phenomenally well. We think you very eloquently shared the background of MWi and the value of this year’s research report.”
To listen to the interview:
While the percentage of women on the boards of Wisconsin companies has increased, women still only comprise 19 percent of those boards. And that’s a concern, according to the authors of a recent study called Power of 3.
Highlighting research from Catalyst, this year’s annual report from the organization Milwaukee Women inc seeks to give companies examples and tools in how they can increase their diversity within all levels of their leadership. The report argues that companies with three or more women directors outperform those with lower representation by women.
“When you look at the average size of a board of directors, the critical mass of three [women] was absolutely a tipping point where we saw significant enhanced financial performance of companies at that level,” explains Lindsay Hammerer, chair of Milwaukee Women inc.