Entries by Lisa Pelish

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 […]

Changing the nature of board engagement

Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time. “Ask me for anything,” Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked, “but time.”1 1.See John Strawson, If by Chance: Military Turning Points that Changed History, London: Macmillan, 2003. Board members today also don’t have that luxury. Directors remain under pressure from activist investors […]

Strategies to Address Representation of Women Include Federal Disclosure Requirements

Based on an analysis of interviews with stakeholders, board director data, and relevant literature, GAO identified various factors that may hinder women’s increased representation among board directors. These include boards not prioritizing recruiting diverse candidates; few women in the traditional pipeline to board service—with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or board experience; and low turnover of […]

Who will be our Women to watch in 2016?

Melissa Wylie and Betsey Guzior  take a look at who could make a big difference in 2016. They include game changers at Google and in the auto industry, leading legal minds as well as a few who have endured challenges in 2015 that are likely to continue into the new year. – Read More – […]

Success Magazine – 1 Year =’s 365 Opportunities

Author – Gary Vaynerchuk  – 4 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make (and Keep) to Guarantee Your Success December 30, 2015 As the year comes to a close, people are naturally going to be talking about their New Year’s resolutions. But want to know what I think you should really be focusing on in 2016? […]