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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.

A Third Of Newly Added Corporate Directors Were Black Last Year, Up From 11%
October 20, 2021

Last year’s racial reckoning had corporate America promising to boost the diversity of their management ranks, a broad group of…

No More Excuses: How 4 Leading Companies Diversified Their Boards
October 20, 2021

A recent report revealed some disappointing news: Not a single Fortune 500 board is representative of the U.S. population in terms of…

PwC’s 2021 Annual Corporate Directors Survey l The director’s new playbook: Taking on change
October 19, 2021

The first years of this decade have presented an unusual compilation of challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a nearly…

Milwaukee Women inc 2021 Research Report Highlights a Decade of Impact
October 18, 2021

Percentage of Women on Boards of Wisconsin Top 50 Public Companies Reaches All-Time High; Report Includes First Research on Women…

Biz Times features MWi’s 2021 Research Reporrt
October 18, 2021

Report: Representation of women on Wisconsin corporate boards increased this year The percentage of women on Wisconsin corporate boards continues…

Milwaukee Business Journal features MWi’s 2021 Research Report
October 18, 2021

See the Wisconsin company boards with the most (and least) women and women of color: Report A growing number of…

Board Diversity Is Critical to Protect Shareholders, Bottom Line
October 5, 2021

There’s growing recognition of the need to increase gender diversity in corporate America, but progress has been frustratingly slow, says…

Women in the Workplace 2021 l McKinsey in partnership with LeanIn.Org
September 28, 2021

This is the seventh year of Women in the Workplace, the largest study of women in corporate America. This effort, conducted…

Tenneco Announces New Addition To Its Board Of Directors
September 16, 2021

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) today announced that it has appointed Michelle A. Kumbier, former Chief Operating Officer at Harley-Davidson Motor…

EY Americas Center for Board Matters
September 16, 2021

A growing number of companies are embracing environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters as a strategic business imperative. They recognize…

Boards Reach Important Milestone, Surpassing Halfway to Gender Parity
September 10, 2021

Calls for greater social equity in Corporate America have increased in recent years, and public company boards of directors have…

Here Are The Women Who Paved The Way For Nasdaq’s Bold Effort To Put More Women On Boards
September 7, 2021

“Add Women, Change Everything,” Marie Wilson,one of the leaders of the women’s movement and founder of The White House Project, famously…

SpencerStuart: Actionable steps boards can take to begin the process of becoming more diverse and inclusive
August 26, 2021

A board’s ability to provide appropriate oversight over strategy and risk — ensuring the strategic plan aligns with the opportunity…

Anne Reed, President & CEO, Wisconsin Humane Society featured in “Stories of Change”
August 19, 2021

Anne Reed, MWi member, and CEO, Wisconsin Humane Society if not only on the cover but featured in the publication’s “Stories…

SEC approves Nasdaq rule to require disclosure
August 13, 2021

KPMG Board Leadership Center: Board diversity disclosure The SEC approved a Nasdaq proposal that requires Nasdaq-listed companies to: Have, or…

SEC approves Nasdaq’s plan to boost diversity on corporate boards
August 10, 2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday approved new Nasdaq rules that will require companies that list shares on its…

Innovating the board
August 6, 2021

In How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021, Basic Books), Dambisa Moyo, author, economist, and…

Resilience: Leading for the long term
August 6, 2021

Insights from lead directors on rethinking oversight to help raise the board’s game, strengthen the company’s resilience, and position the…

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