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Debunking The Argument There Aren’t Enough Women for Boards

The argument, “we just can’t find ‘qualified women’ to serve on our board,” is nothing new, but honestly I am surprised how much I continue to hear it. It is trite, so last century and, most importantly, not true. What …

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5 Elements of a Successful Board Evaluation

5 Elements of a Successful Board Evaluation This is Part 3 in our blog series on Board Evaluations. In the previous post, we discussed the barriers that boards often face when conducting board evaluations. Self assessment can be an uncomfortable …

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What Are the Barriers to Effective Board Evaluations Today?

What Are the Barriers to Effective Board Evaluations Today? This is Part 2 in our blog series on Board Evaluations. In the intro of this blog series, we discussed the importance of the evaluation process in today’s boardrooms. Yet, we …

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On the board’s agenda Would you recognize the warning signs of a toxic culture? (PDF)

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Back to Basics: Why the Board Evaluation is a Critical Building Block

This is Part 1 in our blog series on Board Evaluations. You’ve just boarded a routine plane flight from New York to San Francisco. The airline staff and boarding process appear to be operating as usual, so you settle into …

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Getting Women on Board(s): 6 Tips on Board Selection from Those Who Know How

What is keeping women off corporate boards? It’s not a lack of attention to the problem:  A top board search consultant characterizes the push for board diversification in the following way:  “opportunities are abounding for women … no one ever …

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Helaine Suval’s View from the Boardroom… Q & A WITH CORPORATE BOARD DIRECTORS

Helaine Suval’s View from the Boardroom… Q & A WITH CORPORATE BOARD DIRECTORS  Whether you’re an experienced corporate board director or seeking your first corporate board seat, gaining insights and strategies from your peers on how they navigate corporate board …

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Boards Will Reach Gender Parity in 2055 at Current Pace

The new Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) revealed that it will take nearly 40 years for Russell 3000 boards of directors to reach gender parity. If the current rate of growth remains the same, Russell 3000 boards would reach 50% …

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Why We Need Younger Boards In The 21st Century

Shutterstock I recently gave a talk on board diversity, making the case for more women and young people on corporate boards. Following my talk was a panel discussion for which three prominent and seasoned board chairpersons joined me on stage. …

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Good news for 2017…

– In the US alone, several thousand public board director seats will become available for independent directors. Private and advisory boards account for even more*. – Board service adds value to your professional status and career. Benefits include high-level networking, …

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