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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.

California’s board diversity law led to 670 board seats filled by women, report finds
October 14, 2020

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom shares new data on the state’s boards of directors gender diversity law. California has…

Senior-level women are leaving the workforce. If businesses don’t act, we’ll lose our best leaders
October 12, 2020

Last month, the U.S. workforce lost 865,000 women—and that might be just the tip of the iceberg. According to the 2020 Women…

Women in the Workplace 2020 – A crisis is looming in corporate America
October 12, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted corporate America in ways we’ve never seen before. No one is experiencing business as usual,…

California Becomes First State to Require Members of Underrepresented Communities on Boards of Directors
October 9, 2020

On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a landmark bill (AB 979) requiring boards of directors…

Corporate Board Practices & Public Company Board Trends
October 9, 2020

The following are the key findings and insights. While progress continues to be made, hundreds of US public companies still…

Sheryl Sandberg: Companies and Women Are at a Crossroads
October 1, 2020

A crisis is looming in corporate America: More than one in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving…

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…

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