Entries by Lisa Pelish


Robert “Bob” DeVries, Global Head of Practices, and Julie Daum, North American Board Practice Leader, will share insights from the 30th edition of Spencer Stuart’s U.S. 2015 Board Index Study. This report has relevant insights and information which will be very helpful to our organization whose mission is to support the opportunities for women to […]


This leading-edge movement is focused on developing women leaders and supporting them to advance their participation in higher-level leadership roles.  As part of this movement, powerful and influential women leaders gather to attend the 4th Annual “Extraordinary Women Leading Change” Leadership Conference.  This year’s Conference takes place on September 14th, 2016 at the Fort Lauderdale […]

Adapting your board to the digital age

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Less than one in five directors fully understand how the industry dynamics of their companies are changing Board members must increase their Digital Quotient to meaningfully engage senior management We present four guiding principles to close the knowledge gap and drive organizational success – Read More – http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/business-technology/our-insights/adapting-your-board-to-the-digital-age?cid=digistrat-eml-alt-mkq-mck-oth-1607

How women can secure more seats in the boardroom

Deb Henretta, senior advisor at SSA & Company, told Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith that it’s time to take action to ensure women are in top leadership positions. By Seana Smith – Read More – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-to-get-more-seats-for-women-in-the-boardroom-191147348.html#

Betsey Guzior, Bizwomen engagement editor shared – The M&A effect with women on boards

“Diverse groups tend to engage in discussions that are more thorough, more contentious and more likely to identify problems with the topic at hand,” Craig Crossland, University of Notre Dame. Read more – http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2016/05/numbers-the-m-a-effect-with-women-on-boards.html?surround=etf&ana=e_article&u=wY%2FgitvRcqOv6P0et8EyHg0151dae4&t=1464804659&j=73632722

Why aren’t activist investors putting more women in board posts?

Chicago Tribune article: Activists increasingly are putting loyalists in boardrooms to agitate behind closed doors for asset sales, cost cuts, buybacks and other ways to improve financial results. One topic they’re not bringing to the table is diversity, even though more boards than ever want a mix of women and men as well races and […]