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A Call to Board Directors: Bring Your “Whole Self,”​ and Be Courageous

Shellye Archambeau, board director and former CEO of MetricStream A Call to Board Directors: Bring Your “Whole Self,”​ and Be Courageous Adam Bryant Managing Director at Merryck & Co. For the next installment of our interview series called “The New …

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Q&A: Diversity in the boardroom and C-suite

  FW moderates a discussion on diversity in the boardroom and C-suite between Janice Reals Ellig at Ellig Group, Steven Cox at Fujitsu, Rohini Anand at Sodexo, and Carl Clarke at Vodafone Group. FW: Could you provide an overview of …

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Gender Parity on Corporate Boards: Take a Lesson From the Ivy League

Gender Parity on Corporate Boards: Take a Lesson From the Ivy League # 2 In Trewstar’s Series: Let’s Change the Conversation After the conversation had percolated for decades – bolstered by studies and commissions, but little progress – it was …

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Reimagining the Diversity of Leadership Through the #MeToo movement

Last year was one to remember for America. We inaugurated a new President, experienced a total solar eclipse, withdrew from the Paris Agreement and witnessed the rise of several significant social movements. One that particularly grabbed everyone’s interest was the …

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Documenting Minutes: What’s the Biggest Mistake Boards Make?

Too often, board minutes are regarded as a routine and even inconsequential part of the board’s proceedings. To that we say: Board members beware. With data breaches and other reputational crises on the rise, board minutes are reaffirming their important role …

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5 Questions To Ask Before Joining a Board

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash Congratulations, you’ve been asked to join a board of directors. Regardless of how you found the opportunity (from your network, a search firm, or via theBoardlist), you’ve now got a decision to make thoughtfully and carefully. During your …

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The role of the board

Here’s a question you won’t hear in the great Canadian board debate: why on earth does anyone want to be a director? The hours are taxing, the material often dreary, and the comp, at least among growth firms, questionable. Not …

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5 Social Media Tactics To Help Boost Your Career

The gender gap is a global challenge on the minds of today’s business leaders. To achieve gender equality, companies set hiring targets, put in place women-friendly policies, and develop leadership programs for high-potential female associates. One key tactic that doesn’t …

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Energy and Consumer Goods Sectors Lag in Board Diversity Disclosures

As diversity on public company boards becomes an increasingly hot-button issue, more than 40% of the largest U.S. companies by revenue are disclosing their board’s composition in terms of gender, race or ethnicity, according to a new report from Equilar, Board …

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Diversity in Tech: Why can’t the innovators solve this dilemma?

A few months ago, I spoke about culture and microbehaviors at a tech company’s conference in San Francisco. To illustrate what “microbehaviors” are and how they can cause a feeling of exclusion, I described the difficulty I often have as …

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