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Raising the Bar

There are very few moments in our lives and careers, where we can play a role in shaping history. The magnitude of challenges facing women in the workplace range in size and scope, but the need for better board room representation is acute. This was validated when we learned in 2013 the disturbing fact that if nothing changes it would take 75 years to reach gender parity on corporate boards.

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Male Executives Need to ‘Lean In’ Too

This article appeared as an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal on 27th April 2015.

Male Executives Need to ‘Lean In’ Too : Gender diversity on corporate boards is the right thing to do and it makes economic sense.

This week, 3,500 of the world’s most creative and influential leaders from more than 60 nations will gather in Los Angeles for the 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference. Over...

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Have the changes to company boards been radical enough?

During a briefing at the London School of Economics in November 2008 on the global market turmoil, the Queen famously asked the question on many minds: given that the financial crisis was so big, why did nobody notice it coming? Her host, Professor Luis Garicano, suggested: “At every stage, someone was relying on somebody else and everyone thought they were doing the right thing.”

A lack of accountability was clearly...

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30% Club activities in the US

It’s been a busy few weeks for the 30% Club!

Our US arm, which launched in April, continues to go from strength to strength. We hit both the East and West coasts of the US in 24 hours on 10th October. Starting in Washington DC, we held a breakfast, hosted by KPMG, alongside the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, with almost 100 guests from around the world drawn mainly from...

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Accelerating Real Change Across US Companies

The United States arm of the 30% Club, a group of Chairs and CEOs committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations through voluntary actions, held its first event on 18th June at Bloomberg LP in New York. The conference brought together global industry leaders to discuss ways to accelerate the rate of change and achieve a target of 30% female board members and C-Suite executives in the U.S. by 2020.

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