Podcast Episode 022: A Woman’s Place Is at the Boardroom Table

Episode Summary:

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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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

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