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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.

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…

The Last All-Male Board on the S&P 500 Is No Longer
July 29, 2019

Car-auction company Copart is last company on index to add a woman to its board There are no longer any…

All-male boards are a thing of the past. But there are still challenges ahead.
July 27, 2019

Women now hold more than 1 in 4 corporate board seats In recent years, the percentage of women on boards…

While corporate boards grow more diverse, the C-suite remains the same
July 27, 2019

The board frequently serves as a smokescreen to conceal just how white a company’s leaders are Large companies — those…

Are State-Mandated Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards Effective?
July 19, 2019

(July 18, 2019, Route Fifty) In 2018, California passed a bill requiring companies to have at least one woman on…

Moving from a seat at the table to the head of the table: Lessons from female board chairs
July 16, 2019

(July 11, 2019, Hendricks & Struggles) The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in…

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