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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.

Kohl’s soon to join rare 1% club — Fortune 500 firms where both the CEO and CFO are women
October 13, 2019

(October 11, 2019, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) With Kohl’s Corp. this week naming longtime executive Jill Timm as its new chief…

Female board directors help curb overconfidence of male CEOs, study finds
October 11, 2019

(Harvard Business Review, September 12, 2019) A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are…

Maria Green appointed to WEC Group Energy board of directors
October 7, 2019

(October 2, 2019, WEC Energy Group) Maria C. Green officially joined the board of directors of WEC Energy Group (NYSE:WEC)…

Private Directors Association on the Board Search Process And Readiness for Board Service
September 23, 2019

MWi hosted four exceptional members of the Private Directors Association at their September 18th Steering Committee meeting. Guests speakers covered…

Employees view gender-diverse companies more favorably
September 23, 2019

(September 18, 2019, bizwomen)  The benefits of gender diversity in the workplace go beyond fairness, from improving employee attitudes to…

Record number of women fill CMO roles
September 18, 2019

Sign Up (bizwomen) The first half of 2019 brought encouraging news when it comes to gender parity at the executive…

Percentage of women in C-suite roles inching up
September 18, 2019

The percentage of women in C-suite positions among the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue has risen slightly in the…

Women now hold more than 20 percent of the board seats at the top 3,000 publicly-traded companies
September 12, 2019

(bizwoman, September 12, 2019) Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone Women now hold more than 20 percent of the…

A Lack of Sponsorship Is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership
September 9, 2019

(Harvard Business Review) Too few women are reaching the top of their organizations, and a big reason is that they…

What Men Can Do to Be Mentors and Sponsors to Women
September 9, 2019

(Harvard Business Review) Advocating for women’s advancement at work is integral for improving financial results, gender balance, and diversity in…

On The Table: Achieving Pay Equity for Women
September 5, 2019

We are excited to announce that the Women’s Leadership Collaborative will host a discussion on pay equity as part of…

New Illinois Law Requires Corporations to Report Diversity on Corporate Boards
September 5, 2019

A new Illinois law, Public Act 101-0589, signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 27, 2019, aims to encourage diversity…

Get On Board: Pathways to Board Service
September 5, 2019

Thank you to Tempo Waukesha for inviting MWi leaders to speak at your August luncheon meeting to discuss the path…

Illinois Governor Pritzker signs corporate diversity bill
September 3, 2019

The new law is meant to encourage companies to add women and minorities to their boards—but critics contend it’s not…

Survey: Median Annual Pay for Private Company Directors is $30,000
August 29, 2019

Most private firms compensate board members; 12% do not. By Barbara Spector Most private companies pay their board directors an…

A New Milestone for Board Gender Diversity
August 23, 2019

As reported by the WSJ, a new milestone has finally been reached for board gender diversity: there are no longer any companies…

A $750 Billion Midwest Fund Group Pushes for Board Diversity
August 15, 2019

“We’re really one of the first investor coalitions in the country to include race and ethnicity in the push for…

Research: Board Experience Is Helping More Women Get CEO Jobs
August 12, 2019

(Harvard Business Review, July 29, 2019) The news about U.S. women’s presence in the C-suite — and especially the CEO…

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