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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.

MWi’s Best Practice to Improve Gender Diversity and Inclusion on Boards
May 3, 2021

The Best Practices highlighted below provide an action plan for improving gender diversity and inclusion in companies and organizations.

Percentage of women CEOs rising, but still lags far behind men
April 26, 2021

While the percentage of replacement CEOs who are women has steadily increased in the last seven years, it still lags…

Gender diversity needs to catch up with these C-suite roles
April 20, 2021

At the C-level, gender diversity remains greatest among chief marketing appointments, but sorely lacks in sales and revenue roles. That’s…

GLOBAL NETWORK OF DIRECTOR INSTITUTES 2020–2021 SURVEY REPORT
April 15, 2021

The Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) is a network of leading director institutes from around the world. A global…

Tesla is one of 85 Silicon Valley tech giants that need to add a female director this year
April 9, 2021

Tesla Inc. and more than 80 other big Silicon Valley companies will need to add at least one female director…

Q4 2020 Equilar Gender Diversity Index
March 18, 2021

Gender Parity on Russell 3000 Boards Projected by 2032 As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, the…

MWi CEO Program featuring Kevin Conroy, President, CEO & Chairman, Exact Sciences
March 10, 2021

Exact Sciences is a “Power of 3” company, having three women board members and seven women executives. Mr. Conroy was…

Board gender diversity takes a big step forward in California, but more mandates loom
March 9, 2021

“We did more women on board searches in the last two years than we’ve done in 10 years collectively,” said…

Women Business Collaborative: January 2021 Report Summary
February 19, 2021

The 40% Trend Continues 2021 is starting off positive, with women comprising 39.5% of board appointments. This continues a five-month trend…

Equilar GDI: Russell 3000 Sees Progress at Glacial Pace in Q3 2020
February 18, 2021

The percentage of Russell 3000 board members who are women increased slightly in Q3 2020 from 22.9% to 23.1%. The…

A Hidden Hurdle in Efforts to Diversify Boardrooms
February 17, 2021

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push. Last spring,…

Private companies lag far behind in boardroom diversity
February 12, 2021

The numbers reflect a lack of women founders and investors. Laws like the one in California that requires public companies…

Nestlé Gender Balance Acceleration Plan
January 28, 2021

Increasing the number of women in the top 200 senior executive positions by 2022 Nestlé has made progress in recent…

Nasdaq’s Board Diversity Proposal Overview
January 28, 2021

The SEC continues to consider and take public comment on Nasdaq’s December 2020 Board Diversity Proposal. That proposal, if approved…

Board Recruitment & Search
January 28, 2021

Suzanne’s words of wisdom: BE YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF

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…

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