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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 New Milestone for Board Gender Diversity
August 23, 2019

As reported by the WSJ, a new milestone has finally been reached for board gender diversity: there are no longer any companies…

A $750 Billion Midwest Fund Group Pushes for Board Diversity
August 15, 2019

“We’re really one of the first investor coalitions in the country to include race and ethnicity in the push for…

Research: Board Experience Is Helping More Women Get CEO Jobs
August 12, 2019

(Harvard Business Review, July 29, 2019) The news about U.S. women’s presence in the C-suite — and especially the CEO…

The Last All-Male Board on the S&P 500 Is No Longer
July 29, 2019

Car-auction company Copart is last company on index to add a woman to its board There are no longer any…

All-male boards are a thing of the past. But there are still challenges ahead.
July 27, 2019

Women now hold more than 1 in 4 corporate board seats In recent years, the percentage of women on boards…

While corporate boards grow more diverse, the C-suite remains the same
July 27, 2019

The board frequently serves as a smokescreen to conceal just how white a company’s leaders are Large companies — those…

Are State-Mandated Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards Effective?
July 19, 2019

(July 18, 2019, Route Fifty) In 2018, California passed a bill requiring companies to have at least one woman on…

Moving from a seat at the table to the head of the table: Lessons from female board chairs
July 16, 2019

(July 11, 2019, Hendricks & Struggles) The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in…

U.S. Board Diversity Trends in 2019
July 8, 2019

(Harvard Law School Forum, June 18, 2019) As the U.S. annual shareholder meeting season is coming to an end, we…

Jan Bertsch Joins Regal Board of Directors
June 28, 2019

BELOIT, Wis., June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) announced today that Ms. Jan A. Bertsch has joined the Company’s Board of Directors….

Revisiting the Pipleline
June 28, 2019

Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action. Companies…

9 ways companies can get more women into leadership
June 28, 2019

What can companies do to be more diverse—to get more women and minorities into leadership? Turns out there’s a lot,…

A coalition of CEOs wants to get boards to commit to diversity
June 14, 2019

KEY POINTS A coalition of chief executives is trying to get more corporate boards to create diversity plans at U.S….

Finding the Right Fit: Assessing First-Time Candidates for Non-Executive Directors
June 8, 2019

(SpencerStuart) In this era of rapid technological change and market disruption, boards have their work cut out to keep pace…

Rockwell Automation Elects Pam Murphy to Board of Directors
June 6, 2019

June 06, 2019, Business Wire – Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) today announced that Pam Murphy was elected to its board…

CMOs on Boards, Is Change Coming?
June 3, 2019

(April 2019, SpencerStuart) On paper, it would seem that today’s boards of directors should have an obvious interest in bringing…

More Inclusive Leadership Helping to Advance Wisconsin Companies, by Lindsay Hammerer
May 28, 2019

MWi’s guest article, More Inclusive Leadership Helping to Advance Wisconsin Companies, by Lindsay Hammerer was featured in the May/June Board…

Top women execs leaving Northwestern Mutual: What does it mean for corporate Milwaukee?
May 21, 2019

(May 20, 2019, Milwaukee Business Journal) The departure of several high-profile women executives from Northwestern Mutual is a reminder of the…

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