A BLOG POST BY SARAH FRIER Anne Mulcahy, the former Xerox Corp. (XRX) chairman and chief executive officer and a director at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Target Corp. (TGT) and Washington Post Co. (WPO), said limiting the terms of company directors would help seat more women on U.S. boards. The portion of female corporate directors [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER After a hectic week, I’m back from the Grassroots Women’s Political Forum in Chittagong. It was an amazing experience, and given the multiple languages being spoken, quite a communications challenge. But, with Urdu, Hindi, Dari, Bangla, Nepalese and English flying around the room, it also highlighted the importance of [...]
A BLOG POST BY VALERIE KELLER FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST Last week two powerful politicians in Europe took a stand for workingwomen everywhere. European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding’s released draft legislation mandating public companies have 40% of women on supervisory boards by 2020. And EU parliamentarian and committee chair Sharon Bowles postponed a hearing [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER The Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh is hosting the first Grassroots Women’s Political Leadership Forum, being held in conjunction with the US State Department. I’m here with a courageous group of Afghan Women leaders, who are attending along with other women leaders from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri [...]
A BLOG POST BY Dr JANINE ELDRED, chair of the Literacy Working Group In 2010, I visited a large community gathering, where people affected and infected by HIVAIDS were offered support, and explained my long-standing interest in adult literacy. The response was a direct challenge, ‘When are you going to organise something for our community?’ [...]
New initiative aimed at improving the pipeline of senior female talent through collaboration with FTSE-350 companies 4th September 2012, London – The 30% Club is to launch a new initiative to improve the number of senior female executives in British companies. The Executive Pipeline Action Group will work with FSTE350 companies in co-ordinating efforts to [...]
A BLOG POST BY STEPHENIE FOSTER Here’s a very interesting piece on US Global Ambassador for Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer’s recent conversation with women leaders in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The piece gives a great sense of the issues women care about in this region, and how they are working to make a positive difference.