Archives by Tag 'roadblocks'

It’s Official!!

By - Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Babes on Bay Street - the book is available for purchase!! I am so happy and dare I say it...so proud!! Check it out!! And let me know what you think!! xo, J  

Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily towards men?

By - 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 ...

Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily toward men?

By - Last updated: Wednesday, April 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.   This is the first message I received and it was sent to me when I announced by email I would be asking each of the "Babes" this question.   I would love to hear your comments on this post.  Please share them in the Comments section below.   "After many years on Bay Street, my response to this ...

Why do corporate boards still lean so heavily toward men?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I think there is only one answer to this question:  getting women on boards is not a priority for most companies. This is the only reason that can account for such minimal movement in the number of female directors in the last 20 years. There are highly qualified women. There are women who have been in the C-suite. There are women who want these positions.   If it was a priority or a goal – we would see many more women appointed to corporate boards.  Neither shareholders nor regulators are demanding this and so it doesn’t happen.   Editor's Note: This question was forwarded to each of the Babes.  I wanted their perspective on a recent column by Leah ...