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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.

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…

Women as Levers of Change
June 19, 2020

UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN TO TRANSFORM MALE-DOMINATED INDUSTRIES Today, a number of well-established legacy industries are facing growing pressure…

Female CEOs in the Fortune 500
June 18, 2020

The number of women running America’s largest corporations has hit a new high: 37 of the companies on this year’s Fortune…

Female CEOs in the Fortune 500 hit an all-time record high
June 17, 2020

Despite the increase, the number is still a small fraction of the larger 500. The Fortune 500 includes 37 female…

Global business gender equity certification group expands to U.S.
June 16, 2020

Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) has named Patricia Milligan CEO of Edge Americas. Milligan will work with organizations across…

Exact Sciences appoints Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. to Board of Directors
June 11, 2020

On April 22, 2020, the Board of Directors of Exact Sciences Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., DFAPA to serve as a Class…

Are women leaders better champions of well-being?
June 8, 2020

In the quest to develop the corporate leaders of the future, does gender really make a difference? A recent study…

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters
June 1, 2020

The business case for inclusion and diversity (I&D) is stronger than ever. Taking a closer look at diversity winners reveals…

Why women should lead transformation of workplace culture post-COVID
May 19, 2020

We have a unique opportunity to make positive changes in the way we all approach the idea of balance. In…

Health & Safety Toolkit
May 19, 2020

Maintaining health and safety in the workplace is essential to successfully navigating COVID-19, as we move from crisis to a…

A Practical Guide to a Safe Restart
May 18, 2020

Many organizations are now at a critical juncture as they navigate a phased shift from remote work to restart operations…

Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic
May 15, 2020

Since the beginning of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a lot of media attention paid to the relationship between…

Women’s Business Collaborative
May 15, 2020

The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) is an unprecedented alliance of women’s business organizations, corporations, trade associations, researchers and the media…

Board service lessons learned from past crises + thoughts for the future
May 1, 2020

MWi emeritus members, Gail Lione, and Mary Ellen Stanek share their board experience and lessons learned during a crisis, and…

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