In this episode, Gloria broaches a topic that has recently been making waves in both politics and business: women in the boardroom. Gloria speaks to the work that Stephanie Sonnabend and Malli Gero have done launching a national campaign aimed at increasing the percentage of women on company boards to twenty percent or greater by 2020. They succeeded in that goal but the work doesn’t stop there!
Gloria addresses the benefits that companies experience when they elevate women to their boards as well as legislation that is currently being lobbied to require organizations to promote more women to these leadership seats. Finally, Gloria provides key takeaways that listeners, as well as executives, can employ to support more women on boards across the world.
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- Listen as Alexander Lowry interviews Gloria on his podcast “Boardroom Bound”
- Blog Post: A Woman’s Place Is at the Table, by Gloria Feldt and Kathleen Duffy
- NPR: California Becomes 1st State to Require Women on Corporate Boards
- Business Wire: 2020 Women on Boards’ 2019 Gender Diversity Index Shows Women Make Historic Progress Toward Gender Balance on Corporate Boards
- Full 2019 Gender Diversity Index Report
- Catalyst: The Benefits of Gender-Balanced Boards
- Catalyst: 8 Actions to Diversify Your Board
- Harvard: Why Diversity Matters: Women on Boards of Directors
- Center for American Progress: Breadwinning Mothers Continue to Be the US Norm
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No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, by Gloria Feldt
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“Oh we have, of course, come a very long way since Abigail Adams’ day. But, we still have a long way to go – in equal pay and other gender parity indicators in electing women to public office as well, and in recruiting women to leadership positions in companies and on their Board of Directors.”
— Gloria Feldt
“There’s plenty of research about the benefits of gender-balanced boards, from improving boardroom dynamics and reducing governance-related controversies, to lowering volatility and achieving better financial performance.”
— Gloria Feldt
“A resume for a board position isn’t a job resume. But it’s a document that demonstrates your relevant expertise with board work. Are you a big picture thinker, a fiduciary expert, or someone who has dealt with governance issues? Have you travelled or worked globally?”
— Gloria Feldt
“Broaden your network; don’t just recycle your friends.”
— Gloria Feldt
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.