Archive for 'women on boards' Category

Femme-O-Nomics

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Monday, October 29, 2012

I really liked Leah Eichler's Women@Work column in Saturday's Globe "Forget the binder, let's just have a quota."   It is thoughtful and well researched (as all of Leah's columns are) and it is worth reading the entire article, just to get to the quote from Charlotte Sweeney, a diversity consultant in the second last paragraph and Leah's conclusion in the final paragraph. You can find it by following this link:   http://femme-o-nomics.com/2012/10/out-of-the-binder-solutions-for-getting-women-to-the-top/?utm_source=Femme-O-Nomics+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a91ca0971a-Newsletter_44_8_2012&utm_medium=email   This link will take you to Leah Eichler's weekly newsletter Femme-O-Nomics!! I am a subscriber and I find something in it almost every week which interests or educates or inspires me, so I highly recommend it!!   I will come clean and tell you I like pretty much everything Leah Eichler writes and produces ...

Interview with Edward. A Final Word

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, September 7, 2012

“Before we met today, I was thinking back to that women’s committee I talked about earlier.  The Chairman who started it passed away a while back.  I had kept in touch with him over the years and had a really good relationship on some level.  We came apart for a time over a succession decision so there was a while there we didn’t talk but we started talking again and I’d see him from time to time when I got into town. In fact, I saw him just before he passed away.   “I was his performance management guy for a while which meant I spent a lot of time with him, one-on-one time, and I was reminded of an occasion when ...

“Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily toward men?”

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I have received a number of emails in response to the question "Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily toward men?" and to the posts written by Patti Croft,  Linda Hohol, Vincenza Sera and Dr. Nancy McInerney-Lacombe answering the question.   I have decided to post some of these email responses with the permission of their writers. In all cases, I will do so without identifying the writer. The one which follows is from a university student who is completing her commerce degree and enjoying a summer internship with one of the major securities firm.   I would love to hear your comments on this post.  Please share them in the Comments section below.   "Thank you very much for sharing the responses to the ...

Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily towards men?

By Janet Graham - Last updated: Friday, May 18, 2012

I have received a number of emails in response to the question "Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily toward men?" and to the posts written by Patti Croft,  Linda Hohol, Vincenza Sera and Dr. Nancy McInerney-Lacombe answering the question.   I have decided to post some of these email responses with the permission of their writers. In all cases, I will do so without identifying the writer.   I would love to hear your comments on this post.  Please share them in the Comments section below.   "The short answer is 'Because they can.'  When the issue of promoting women into senior management positions was raised in the early 90’s, boards balked then at the “gate” of targets/measurements and formal programs. Collectively and regrettably ...