In a new survey published by the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, which was based on a poll of 624 board directors in Canada, women on corporate boards are better decision makers than men on corporate boards. Linda Nguyen of the Canadian Press reports that according to the study, women are more likely to "rock the boat," be open to new ideas, and use … [Read more...]
Women Corporate Directors Call to Action
NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: The WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global Nominating Commission's Call to Action (part of the organization's "Best Practices for Director Selection and Development" report released this month) offers a 10-point action plan to increase the number of women on corporate boards. The goal of the WCD Global Nominating Commission is explained on the WCD … [Read more...]
Why You Want Women on Your Team
Post by Jane K. Stimmler, contributing Women on Business writer Making a case for more female participation on Boards of Directors, executive groups, strategic committees, project task forces or, well, just about any group, just got a little easier. A recent research study described in June's Harvard Business Review submits that having a group comprised of more women will … [Read more...]
Is a Corporate Board Seat in Your Future?
This past week I had the opportunity to not only attend the MA Conference for Women, but also to participate in a leadership panel about women and corporate board positions. My role on the panel was to speak about how women can promote themselves and increase their credibility and visibility so they can get a board appointment. It was a wonderful experience and I was … [Read more...]