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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.

Women on San Diego Corporate Boards
January 11, 2021

The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation and KPMG are committed to increasing opportunities for women to serve on corporate boards. Therefore, we are…

On the 2021 Board Agenda, KPMG Board Leadership Center
January 9, 2021

Nine issues for boards to keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2021 agendas. COVID-19, recession, extreme…

A look at the early impact of California’s board diversity mandate
January 9, 2021

KPMG Board Leadership Center Senate Bill 826, California’s law mandating gender diversity for public companies headquartered there, elevated the conversation…

Percentage of women CEOs rises during challenging business year
January 5, 2021

The number of women CEOs rose by 2% last year to a historic high, according to the Women CEOs in…

Podcast: “PURPOSEFUL POWER FOR GENDER PARITY”
December 21, 2020

Podcast featuring Baroness Helena Morrissey, former CEO of an asset management firm, the founder of the 30% Club, a board…

Female representation hits two new milestones according to a new study by Spencer Stuart
December 21, 2020

Now in its 35th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index analyzes the board governance practices of the S&P 500….

How Women Can Make Their Mark In Company Boardrooms
December 18, 2020

On the face of it, 2020 looked like a year when women in leadership positions made progress. But, as is…

Month in Review: November 2020, Women Joining Public Boards
December 14, 2020

In November 2020, public companies appointed women to fill 112 board seats. Women comprised 42% of the 266 appointments for…

Companies Face New Pressures to Diversify Boards. It’s Sensitive.
December 14, 2020

Nasdaq and California efforts to bring more minorities and other underrepresented groups into boardrooms raise awkward recruiting challenges; Avoiding being…

Starbucks Announces the Appointment of Mellody Hobson as Non-Executive Chair of the Board
December 11, 2020

Currently serving as vice chair of the Starbucks board of directors, Hobson will succeed current chair, Myron E. Ullman, III…

Mitigating Risk and Volatility – A Conversation about Boards and Guiding Businesses through COVID‐19
December 7, 2020

Board Leadership Journal, November/December 2020 Pat Ackerman is chair of Milwaukee Women inc., and senior vice president of investor relations,…

Nasdaq proposal would require greater diversity on company boards
December 1, 2020

KEY POINTS Nasdaq is pushing for greater diversity among the more than 3,000 companies listed on its exchange. Under a…

Women CEOs in America Report
November 16, 2020

Women CEOs in America Report is the first of its kind overview of the positioning of women leaders. To build…

Women Joining Public Boards
November 16, 2020

Month in Review: October 2020 The WBC Women Joining Public Boards Monthly Review October 2020, powered by Equilar, shows a record number of women joining…

CVS names female CEO, expanding the ranks of women leading Fortune 500 companies
November 6, 2020

CVS Health has announced that Karen Lynch will be elevated to CEO, making her the 40th female chief executive on…

Analisa Allen Appointed to MGIC Investment Corporation Board of Directors
November 5, 2020

MGIC Investment Corporation announced Analisa M. Allen has been elected to the Board of Directors for MGIC Investment Corporation and its principal subsidiary,…

Douglas Dynamics Announces Appointment of Lisa Rojas Bacus to Board of Directors
October 30, 2020

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (NYSE: PLOW), North America’s premier manufacturer and upfitter of work truck attachments and equipment, today announced that…

If Women Drop Out of the Labor Force, Corporate Effectiveness Will Suffer
October 27, 2020

Covid-19 may force many women to leave their jobs. If so, our analysis suggests, it will affect how companies perform…

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