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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.

Mara Swan, EVP & Chief Strategy & Talent Officer, ManpowerGroup
December 6, 2019

 “Women are over mentored and under sponsored.”                          …

Researchers find that shareholder bias toward female directors is at play
December 4, 2019

A portion of the study conducted by Snellman and her co-author from INSEAD suggests investor biases are at play. The researchers asked senior…

A Lack of Sponsorship Is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership
November 25, 2019

Too few women are reaching the top of their organizations, and a big reason is that they are not getting…

What Men Can Do to Be Better Mentors and Sponsors to Women
November 25, 2019

Advocating for women’s advancement at work is integral for improving financial results, gender balance, and diversity in our workplaces and leadership…

U.S. Board Diversity Trends in 2019
November 21, 2019

As the U.S. annual shareholder meeting season is coming to an end, we review the characteristics of newly appointed directors…

When Women Lead, Firms Win
November 21, 2019

The study finds that firms with female CFOs are more profitable and generated excess profits2 of $1.8T over the study horizon….

My Career Toolkit: Getting On a Corporate Board
November 11, 2019

Catalyst: Take advantage of learning and networking opportunities that may land you a seat on a corporate board. Alliance for…

Marcia J. Avedon, Ph.D. elected to Generac Board of Directors
November 11, 2019

On October 24, 2019, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Generac Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) elected Marcia J. Avedon,…

MWi women named as 2019 Milwaukee-area power brokers
November 8, 2019

Congratulations to Milwaukee Women inc steering committee members Wendy Baumann, Cecelia Gore, Linda Gorens-Levey, Eve Hall, Jayne Hladio, Phyllis King,…

Deloitte Global’s latest Women in the Boardroom report highlights slow progress for gender diversity
November 7, 2019

Deloitte Global’s sixth edition of Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective reports that women hold just 16.9 percent of board…

Dr. Joan Prince named Betty Award Winner
November 7, 2019

MEET THE WINNERS OF OUR FIRST ANNUAL BETTY AWARDS Here we honor six outstanding women, each representing a facet of…

Want Higher Profits? Hire a Female CEO, CFO
October 21, 2019

(Forn Kerry Institute, October 16, 2019) Diversity at the top, it seems, can pay. The issue of making leadership more…

MWi releases 2019 Research Report
October 15, 2019

2019 Milwaukee Women inc Research Report Shows Growing Momentum in Percentage of Women Directors on Wisconsin Public Company Boards Goal…

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…

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