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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.

Only 1 in 5 board members are women at Wisconsin’s top 50 public companies, despite evidence that female leaders perform better
February 18, 2020

GREEN BAY – Susan Finco started serving on boards with the Family Violence Center in Green Bay. At that time,…

Women's Leadership Collaborative
Save the Date for “A Day For Pay Equity”
February 13, 2020

The WLC is excited to announce “A Day for Pay Equity.” Please mark your calendars for Thursday, April 2 when we will host a series of negotiation workshops.

Are You Ready to Serve on a Board?
February 8, 2020

Corporate boards are under increasing pressure to diversify their ranks – adding more women and minorities, as well as executives…

Where Are All the Women CEOs?
February 8, 2020

The traditional stepping stones to the chief executive position are jobs responsible for the bottom line—such as head of division—and…

View MWi’s Celebration & Recognition Reception Photos
January 31, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined our 20% by 2020 Celebration & Recognition Reception, January 16, 2020, at Robert W….

Goldman Sachs CEO says it won’t take a company public without diversity on its board
January 28, 2020

Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon said Thursday that the bank, one of the largest underwriters of initial public offerings,…

Milwaukee Women inc celebrates companies with gender-diverse leadership
January 20, 2020

Milwaukee Women inc celebrated the major public companies in Wisconsin that include at least three women on their boards. Each…

2019 Study of Gender Diversity In Private Company Boardrooms
January 16, 2020

Key Findings: Our analysis of the composition of the boards of some of the most heavily funded private companies revealed…

NYSE targets change in board diversity with elite networking program
January 16, 2020

High-profile CEOs back campaign to identify board-ready diverse candidates When Betty Liu joined the NYSE in July 2018, she hit…

Global Gender Gap Report 2020
December 18, 2019

World Economic Forum Global Gender Parity Report None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely…

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,…

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