Press Mentions

  • Learn the ‘game’ and ‘speak up,’ panelists tell women looking to climb to corporate boardrooms

    Los Angeles Times September 14, 2018

    Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, chief executive of the 2020 Women on Boards National Campaign, which aims to increase the number of women on U.S. corporate boards to 20% or more by 2020, moderated the discussion. She said a business is meant to be lucrative, so women need to come up with a strategy to prove they will add value.

  • Ensuring diversity is a key part of Medidata’s culture

    European Pharmaceutical Review September 12, 2018

    Medidata is also currently working on joining the 2020 Women on Boards initiative, which is a pledge for our board to have 20% female membership by 2020. We are in the process of recruiting our first female board member. Our co-founders, Tarek and Glen, are very passionate about getting female representation on the board. Considering how incredibly difficult it can be for women to get their first public board position, both Tarek and Glen recognise the importance of this endeavour and are willing to consider hiring women with no prior Board experience. We need more sponsors like them out in the industry.

  • Women on Boards panelists to discuss their paths to the corporate boardroom

    Los Angeles Times September 10, 2018

    Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards National Campaign, which aims to increase the number of women on U.S. corporate boards to 20% or more by the year 2020, will moderate. She owns Berkhemer-Clayton Inc., an executive search firm with a specialty in placing women in board roles, and is the author of “The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors.”
    Berkhemer-Credaire said the corporate world needs to get used to seeing women at the conference table.
    “Men have been running businesses for a long time,” she said. “Right now we have a pipeline overflowing with qualified women, and that’s never happened before. Now is the time like never before that women now want to be on corporate boards to help run the company and earn the money for doing so.”

  • California to require at least one woman on every board

    Irish Times August 31, 2018

    Women comprised 19.8 per cent of board seats on Fortune 1000 companies in the US last year, according to 2020 Women on Boards, a non-profit group. In California women comprise 20.8 per cent of directors of Fortune 1000 companies based there.

  • Fidelity poaches new CEO Anne Richards from rival M&G

    Financial Planning Today July 30, 2018

    She has worked for a number of major brands in the financial services sector and is chair of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel. She is also a member of the US-based Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, which works to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards.
    Ms Richards said: “This is an exciting opportunity to lead an international company as it moves into the next stage of its growth plans. Fidelity is an admired global brand with the potential to lead the market as individuals recognise the need to take ever-greater control over their financial security.”

  • Fidelity International names M&G’s Richards as new CEO

    International Investment July 27, 2018

    Reporting directly  to Abigail  Johnson, chairman at Fidelity International, Richards will undertake her new role at the US-backed international investment giant from December.
    Richards has 26 years’ experience in the asset management industry, including over two decades as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO. She chairs the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and is a member of the US-based Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, which works to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards.

  • Diversity Recruiting: Supply, Demand and the Matchmaking Process

    Hunt Scanlon Media June 27, 2018

    Yet despite the research, validation and prodding by institutional investors and state and city government as well as all types of social and non-profit organizations, a revealing 1,805 companies out of 3,192 (companies from the Fortune 1000 and Russell 3000) in a gender diversity index created by 2020 Women on Boards have zero or just one women on their boards. The case is similar for African Americans, Hispanics and Asians as well.

  • Robotics Barbie Joins Corporate Chorus Calling for Diversity

    Bloomberg June 27, 2018

    The Thirty Percent Coalition, 3% Movement, and 2020 Women on Boards ask signees for a commitment to specific levels of female representation. Others focus singly on LGBT rights, or ethnicity, veterans or the disabled or in a specific field such as the Tech Inclusion Pledge.

  • FB Financial recognized for board diversity

    Elk Valley Times June 22, 2018

    “I’m proud that we are among the companies that recognize the importance of having a diverse board of directors and I hope the 2020 Women on Boards organization continues to have success in getting even more companies involved.”

  • How Women Lead Joins With Top Bay Area Companies To Tackle Unconscious Bias

    PRWeb June 19, 2018

    How Women Lead trains, connects, and promotes diverse women leaders to be industry catalysts by building community and authentic connections. Founded in 2011, the organization brings together women from corporate, philanthropy, public, and nonprofit backgrounds to strengthen their leadership tool boxes and networks to effect greater impact in their respective fields. Now at over 8,000 leaders, the organization has expanded the breadth and depth of its impact nationally. Its philanthropic arm, How Women Give, provides grants and invaluable connections to women’s and girls’ organizations on the frontlines of today’s most critical issues. In 2017, it became managing partner for the national 2020 Women on Boards effort to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards.

  • CTC Named Winning Company for Female Board Members

    Executive Biz May 26, 2018

    Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been named the Winning Company for three consecutive years by the 2020 Women on Board nonprofit organization in an effort to recognize CTC’s efforts to advance diversity on its board of directors.

  • Navient reelects board at annual shareholder meeting

    Nasdaq May 24, 2018

    Today, five of the nine directors are women, representing 55 percent of the company's board. The company has attracted nationwide recognition for gender parity on its board from 2020 Women on Boards, the Women's Forum of New York, The Forum of Executive Women and the New York Stock Exchange Governance Services.