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Jan 27, 2024

WCD Sponsor Thought Leadership: January 2024

Thought leadership provided from WCD's global sponsors spanning topics including DE&I, board relations, technology and more.

Oct 30, 2023

Women Corporate Directors Gather for Two-Day Europe Institute in Frankfurt on October 26 & 27

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) hosted the 2023 Europe Regional Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 26 and 27, gathering keynote speakers, panelists, and attendees for a two-day conference.

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Oct 06, 2023

2023 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

Now in its 38th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies.

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Oct 06, 2023

Driving Change: WCD Kenya Hosts Second Annual Golf Tournament

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Kenya Chapter hosted its second annual golf tournament at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Women in Leadership & Florida Initiatives with Deborah Ellinger

In the debut episode of Boardroom Beyond, Jennifer Reynolds, WCD's CEO, and Deborah Ellinger, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Board Member, Women Corporate Directors; WCD Tampa, break down the strides and challenges in achieving gender and ethnic diversity in boardrooms and increasing women in leadership roles.

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WCD Sponsor Thought Leadership: January 2024

Thought leadership provided from WCD's global sponsors spanning topics including DE&I, board relations, technology and more.

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Thought Leadership: December 2023

Thought leadership provided from WCD's global sponsors spanning topics including DE&I, board relations, technology and more.

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Empowering Change: Welcoming New Co-Chairs to WCD Italy

The WCD Italy Chapter recently had a change in leadership! We extend our gratitude to our outgoing co-chairs and welcome our new leaders.

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Thought Leadership: November 2023

Thought leadership provided from WCD's nine global sponsors spanning topics including DE&I, board relations, technology and more.

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An audience of women with one woman speaking into a microphone

Women Corporate Directors Gather for Two-Day Europe Institute in Frankfurt on October 26 & 27

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) hosted the 2023 Europe Regional Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 26 and 27, gathering keynote speakers, panelists, and attendees for a two-day conference.

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2023 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board IndexLink opens in a new window

Now in its 38th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies.

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Four women in golf attire, standing on a golf green.

Driving Change: WCD Kenya Hosts Second Annual Golf Tournament

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Kenya Chapter hosted its second annual golf tournament at the Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Introducing WCD's New Brand & Website

Learn about Women Corporate Directors' new brand!

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Informações do relatório do inquérito sobre riscos de IA da KPMG nos EUA de 2023Link opens in a new window

Leia as últimas novidades do recente relatório de risco de IA da KPMG, com informações de executivos de vários sectores.

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Insights from the 2023 KPMG US AI Risk Survey ReportLink opens in a new window

Read the latest from KPMG’s recent AI Risk report, noting insight from executives from multiple sectors.

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Resilience Management: Bringing People, Process and Technology Together

Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and Castellan set out to understand how organizations and their boards of directors are approaching operational resilience and business continuity, as we start to emerge from the pandemic.

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WCD Argentina Chapter - Forbes

Narrowing the gender gap and the challenge of adding more women to company boards.

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More Gender Diversity Needed on BoardsLink opens in a new window

Jennifer Reynolds, CEO, Women Corporate Directors, spoke to Directors & Boards about the benefits of gender diversity on boards, the current growth levels of board gender diversity and steps boards can take to get the level of women in their numbers closer to parity.

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Women Corporate Directors Foundation Appoints Jennifer Reynolds as New CEO

One of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women and a global leader in the financial sector to lead Women Corporate Directors.

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2022 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board IndexLink opens in a new window

Now in its 37th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies.

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Recognition of Outstanding Women in the Business Field 2021- Fifth EditionLink opens in a new window

The WCD Argentina chapter celebrated the fifth edition of the recognition of outstanding women in the business field on Friday December 12, 2021.

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Women Corporate Directors Foundation and Pearl Meyer Release New Report on Board Directors’ Oversight of DE&I

More than 90% of directors state DE&I issues are on the board agenda – yet only 46% of companies set DE&I goals

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WCD and Pearl Meyer Report: Directors, Prepare for More

A recent survey conducted by WCD and Pearl Meyer, shows a consistent theme: more. Directors are more involved than they’ve been in the past when it comes to DE&I discussions.

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Stakeholder Voices in the BoardroomLink opens in a new window

The idea that corporations should be accountable not just to their shareholders but to a wider universe of stakeholders has rapidly gained traction. The global pandemic has amplified the need for businesses to secure a strong social license to operate. The confluence of an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the looming threat of climate change, and demands for business to address inequality and social injustice have catapulted stakeholder engagement to the top of the board agenda.

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Want to Serve on a Board? 6 Observations for CFOsLink opens in a new window

Earlier this year, we met with finance leaders from a range of industries to discuss trends in board governance and composition. Specifically, finance leaders were interested in how the composition of U.S. boards is evolving and the director skills and qualifications boards are prioritizing.

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Why Is Racial Diversity So Low on U.S. Tech Boards?Link opens in a new window

In the year since the murder of George Floyd and the racial justice protests that followed, bridging the racial equity gap on executive teams and boards business has become a key leadership conversation. Most observers agree that the status quo when it comes to diversity is simply not enough to make a measurable impact on attracting diverse talent and creating truly equitable and inclusive organizations.

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Too Important to Fail: Four New Rules for CEO Succession PlanningLink opens in a new window

CEO succession has always been one of most critical and high-stakes responsibilities of a board. A failed process can result in an unaligned board, a lack of ready talent and, ultimately, a value-destroying CEO transition. Layering onto an already challenging dynamic, several key forces are converging to make the CEO role more complex than ever — with implications for both the attributes of future CEOs and how boards should approach CEO succession today.

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Corporate DE&I Oversight: Six Questions for BoardsLink opens in a new window

Most boards have prioritized increasing their own gender, racial and ethnic diversity and have made progress in the past few years, particularly on gender diversity. But there has been less consensus on the board’s oversight role on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the business. In some U.S. boardrooms, DE&I has been a key board topic for more than a decade. In others, the racial reckoning of the summer of 2020 and health disparities seen during the COVID-19 pandemic elevated DE&I to the board agenda more recently.

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Nominating/Governance Committee in the Spotlight: Five Priorities for 2021Link opens in a new window

The days are gone when only members of the audit committee and compensation committee were in the hot seat. Today expectations of the nominating and governance committee are rising, and the spotlight on committee chairs and members is intensifying. Through our extensive work with nominating and governance committees of companies of all sizes, we have identified five key focus areas for the committee in 2021.

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WCD Diversity Goals & Action Plans

Diverse women in the boardroom is not just a goal. It is our mission.

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WCD and Pearl Meyer Report: Work Has ChangedLink opens in a new window

How boards navigate disruption and drive human capital transformation

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