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Check out recent articles, viewpoints and blog postings, as well as MWi news releases, media coverage and member communications on advancing women on boards and in the executive pipeline.

The First Female Recession Threatens to Wipe Out Decades of Progress for U.S. Women
September 30, 2020

(Bloomberg) — Women helped pull the U.S. economy out of the last recession. This time around they are falling behind….

Women Who Board: On Ditching The Pros And Cons List And Leaving Your Gender At The Door
September 29, 2020

“Women need to feel confident that they weren’t asked to join a board to just check a box…you’re not going…

In 2019, boards sought a balance of experience and fresh perspectives.
September 10, 2020

This year’s Board Monitor report explores how boards sought to diversify in 2019—with impressive gains for women but minimal changes…

Board Agenda 2020: Eight priorities for boards as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis
August 25, 2020

As the board agenda is getting more complex, boards must stay on top of key issues affecting European businesses. COVID-19…

Eight priorities for boards in 2020
August 25, 2020

Boards will continue to face demands for more diverse competencies, innovative thinking, complex problem-solving and stronger governance. Boards will continue…

Congratulations MWi Members: Karen Hung, Margo Loebl, and Mara Swan
August 24, 2020

Karen Hung, CEO & Founder, Silver Rock Consulting and MWi board member was recently appointed to KeHe Board of Directors….

Eight priorities for boards in 2020, EY Center for Board Matters
July 15, 2020

Boards will continue to face demands for more diverse competencies, innovative thinking, complex problem-solving and stronger governance. Boards will continue…

COVID‑19 and the Board: How Boards Are Responding
July 6, 2020

Companies around the globe have been affected in unprecedented ways by the novel coronavirus. Their boards of directors play a…

What Nom/Gov Chairs Think About the Impact of COVID‑19 In the Boardroom
July 6, 2020

We recently surveyed more than 70 nominating/governance (nom/gov) committee chairs of S&P 500 and F500 companies, and spoke to several…

The Coming Setback for Women in the Workplace
July 2, 2020

Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work? An executive…

Why killing the office won’t close the gender gap
June 28, 2020

Before this pandemic, research suggested women benefited more from working from home than men. But there are three factors that…

Are You Board Ready?
June 20, 2020

Answer these questions for a quick self-assessment of your general readiness to be a corporate board member. What are your…

Women as Levers of Change
June 19, 2020

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN TO TRANSFORM MALE-DOMINATED INDUSTRIES Today, a number of well-established legacy industries are facing growing pressure…

Female CEOs in the Fortune 500
June 18, 2020

The number of women running America’s largest corporations has hit a new high: 37 of the companies on this year’s Fortune…

Female CEOs in the Fortune 500 hit an all-time record high
June 17, 2020

Despite the increase, the number is still a small fraction of the larger 500. The Fortune 500 includes 37 female…

Global business gender equity certification group expands to U.S.
June 16, 2020

Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) has named Patricia Milligan CEO of Edge Americas. Milligan will work with organizations across…

Exact Sciences appoints Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. to Board of Directors
June 11, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of Exact Sciences Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., DFAPA to serve as a Class…

Are women leaders better champions of well-being?
June 8, 2020

In the quest to develop the corporate leaders of the future, does gender really make a difference? A recent study…

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