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 nationalities. – Read More – http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-women-board-members-20160308-story.html


Former Disney exec Meg Crofton joins Tupperware board

Meg Crofton is taking on a new role in Central Florida. – Read More – http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2016/01/former-disney-exec-meg-crofton-joins-tupperware.html?ana=e_bizw&u=t1%2BD1Y6XH%2BDq2gooBM1r9337x1&t=1453832150

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 and other constituents, regulation is becoming more demanding, and businesses are growing more complex. – Read More – http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/changing_the_nature_of_board_engagement?utm_source=Newsletters+%26+Projects+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=504a135461-L2L_2016_01_Susan_Round_101_20_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_54d066e686-504a135461-87041473

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 board seats.  Read More – http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-30

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 – http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2015/12/who-will-be-our-women-to-watch-in-2016.html


CNBC – Men still worse at investing than women

Mark Fahey – Men didn’t get any better at investing in 2015, at least compared to their female counterparts. – Read More – http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/18/men-still-worse-at-investing-than-women-.html

Success Magazine – Seven Personality Traits of a Great Leader

Author – Jim Rohn.  The qualities of skillful leadership.  If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract someone to the gifts, skills and opportunities you offer as an owner, as a manager, as a parent. Jim Rohn calls leadership the great challenge of life. – Read More – http://www.success.com/article/rohn-7-personality-traits-of-a-great-leader

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? These four ways to further your career, to be successful at whatever it is that you do: – Read More – http://www.success.com/blog/4-new-years-resolutions-you-should-make-and-keep-to-guarantee-your-success

Success Magazine – 4 Characteristics of People Who Are Mentally Tough

Mental toughness is the secret sauce for performing at the top of your game. Here’s how to get it. – Read More – http://www.success.com/article/4-characteristics-of-people-who-are-mentally-tough

Marketwatch – 10 Powerful Women on Being the Boss

While women still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity, we’re in an era where women are starting to get more representation at the top — and they’re speaking up about it. Which is good for all of us. Being vocal about managing a team, making tough business decisions, and being ambitious hopefully paves the way for more female leaders — something we desperately need.

Here are 10 bosses on being in charge:  Read More http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-powerful-women-on-being-the-boss-2015-12-29