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Financial Women’s Association Statement on Black Lives Matter

From the President’s Message – June 9, 2020

…The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the spotlight they have thrown on the inequalities that exist in society as a whole made me reconsider the theme in a new light.

As the President of an organization dedicated to advancing women in finance, I recognize that for all the lack of equality we face as women, our Black sisters – and for that matter, all women and men of color – face exponentially greater challenges.

While it is not explicitly our mission to address racial inequality and Full Article

OnBoard Statement on Black Lives Matter

As president of OnBoard, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards, I want to explicitly state on behalf of our board that we support racial equity and all Black lives. With this in mind, I want to share some concrete examples of what we are doing to:

  • offer meaningful programs for our board members, membership and sponsors, designed to facilitate conversations and increase the visibility of Black women executives
  • mitigate hurdles that would prevent Black women from participating in our organization; and
  • increase the number of Black men Full Article

The Boston Club Statement on Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the black community as we all grieve for the senseless murder of George Floyd and many others before him. These acts of violence and hatred are deplorable leaving us feeling anger, despair and tremendously heartbroken.

As events unfold, it is another reminder of the ongoing societal issues that drive racial tensions. It is up to each and every one of us to listen to, and strive to understand, each other’s experiences, and to lead at all times with compassion and empathy. Change starts with each one of us. We must Full Article

Inforum Statement on Black Lives Matter

In recognition of the tragic events that have unfolded across our nation in recent weeks and months, Inforum salutes the commitment and courage of peaceful protesters seeking meaningful change so that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the many other African American men and women taken by racism and police brutality will not have ended in vain.

It’s important as well to acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the deep inequities that affect women of color, at home and at work. More people of color have died from the virus, and women and people of color are Full Article

BoardBound Statement on Black Lives Matter

The tragic events of the past few weeks have laid bare the injustices that for far too long have equated to a dangerous reality for Black people in this country. They serve as an urgent reminder that justice does not look or feel the same for everyone and, until it does, we all have important work to do. Meaningful change must happen swiftly. 

We honor the tens of thousands of Americans and people all over the world who have stood up, marched for justice, and made their voices heard. We will continue to stand with you for as long Full Article

Executive Alliance Statement on Black Lives Matter

Executive Alliance stands in solidarity with those who are lending their individual and collective voices in peaceful protest for a more equitable and just society. As America mourns the tragic and unjust deaths of Ahmaud Abrey, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others who have died due to hate, systemic racism, and abuse of power, we are reminded that there is much work to be done to achieve the ideals and values our country was founded on… one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

As an organization that advocates for the inclusion of women in leadership roles, Full Article

Forum of Executive Women Statement on Black Lives Matter

The Forum of Executive Women stands in solidarity with the Black community and all those who have been impacted by racial violence, injustice and marginalization for far too long. We mourn George Floyd’s tragic death and remember the countless other valuable lives lost to prejudice, brutality and injustice.

We join the chorus of voices fighting for justice and working for a world that strives for and achieves racial equality. We are committed to work together to support the Black community and reach peaceful solutions and overcome the divisive challenges we are facing in the Philadelphia region and as a nation. Full Article

OnBoard Announces New President and Organizational Change As It Nears 30th Anniversary

OnBoard Announces New President and Organizational Change As It Nears 30th Anniversary

OnBoard Inc., the leading authority on women in the boardroom and executive suites of Georgia public companies and a catalyst to increase female directors on for-profit company boards, is pleased to announce Lisa Robinsonhas been named President of the organization, effective June 1st. The new position of president will replace the executive director with redesigned responsibilities as OnBoard approaches its third decade. OnBoard’s mission has experienced great momentum under the strong leadership of Rona Wells as its executive director for the last 16 years.“We are so grateful to Full Article

Women Leading the Way to Colorado’s Economic Recovery

Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation hosted a panel of Colorado business leaders who shared how they are addressing the COVID-19 crisis and relied on both the workforce and board diversity to help see companies, customers and communities to the other side.

In past recessions, diversity has faltered.  And yet the organizations that maintained their diversity fared better before, during and after the economic crisis.

Hosted by Mary McBride, Women’s Leadership Foundation Board Director.  Watch the video.

Colorado Becomes Fourth State to Adopt Gender Diversity on Boards Resolution

The Women’s Leadership Foundation of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce was on hand when Colorado’s General Assembly passed a legislative resolution (HJR 17-1017) calling for equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of publicly held corporations headquartered in Colorado. The resolution was sponsored by Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran (D-5) and Rep. Lois Landgraf (R-21), and Senators Beth Martinez Humenik (R-24) and Nancy Todd (D-28). 

Within the three-year period from January 2018 through December 2020, the resolution encourages companies with nine or more director seats to have a minimum of three women directors on Full Article

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