GAO Identifies What’s Impacting the Representation of Women on Boards

January 6, 2016

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Here's what is making headlines this week:

  • Representation of women on the boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies has been increasing but women may not reach parity on American corporate boards in 40 years, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report says. GAO identified factors that may hinder women’s increased representation among board directors. Find out more here.
  • How effective are corporate diversity programs? While most people assume that diversity policies make companies fairer for women and minorities, new data from Harvard Business Review suggests otherwise.
  • As the only female CEO of a luxury cruise line, Crystal Cruises CEO Edie Rodriguez is working to transform the company’s culture and blazing a new trail in an industry where most of the top positions are held by men. 
  • Eileen Pollack, author of The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boy’s Club, and Angie Chang, co-founder of Women 2.0 and VP of Strategic Partnerships at Hackbright Academy, share stories and advice from their experiences in the science and technology industries. Learn more here