From The Bay State Banner to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, there is an increased spotlight on women serving on the boards of public companies.
Here at 2020 Women on Boards, we are gearing up for this year's one-day National Conversation, to be held November 20, 2014 throughout cities in the U.S. and the world, when thousands of C-Suite and senior level executives discuss and explore the benefits that women bring to company boardrooms.
We will be asking the question that is gaining increasing interest: What will it take for the US to become a global leader in the advancement of women to company boards?
As SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated in her speech to the SAIS Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, "As a former director of a public company, I know how important it is to have diversity in the boardroom. And when I speak of boardroom diversity, I mean more than just diversity of professional experience, industry expertise and education. I mean real gender and minority diversity, which brings with it a richness and variety of experiences and perspectives that benefit companies and shareholders."
Click here to learn more about The National Conversation.