Written by Lucy Soto Monday, October 07 2013
Desperate to raise money for class pictures, Jan Babiak launched her first business venture when she was 7 years old, selling seed packets she bought for a nickel and sold for a dime. Today, the former seed-seller sits on three boards – Walgreens, The Bank of Montreal and the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail – and has recently retired from a 28-year career with Ernst & Young. Here, she shares her A-E-I-O-U’s of a successful career.
Tuesday, November 13 2012
Canada’s Astrid Pregel, founder of Feminonics, talks about women’s economic empowerment and their impact on corporate governance. She was asked, “Why women and why now?” She responded, “Don’t do this for equality. Don’t do this because we’re cute. Do this because it (women on boards) makes a difference in the bottom line.”
Written by Jan Jaben-Eilon Tuesday, September 11 2012
In a matter of weeks, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will be the first women to don the green jackets of Augusta National Golf Club. Timothy Smith, senior vice president and director of ESG shareowner engagement at Walden Asset Management, shares his take on how this historic event might inspire much-needed change.
Friday, December 16 2011The ION 2011 Status Report on women directors and executive officers of public companies provides a breadth and depth of regional information not available anywhere else. It addresses the issue of board turnover and the extent to which public companies continue to miss significant opportunities to increase the gender diversity of their boards.
Written by Marilyn Nagel Friday, November 04 2011Norwegian boards of directors were 9 percent female in 2003 and were ordered to become 40 percent female within five years. A recent article in The Economist notes that may not have been the best idea.