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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

Colorado Women’s Chamber to Honor 25 Most Powerful Women

The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce will celebrate five years of honoring Colorado’s most powerful and influential women in business on Thursday, January, 12, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm at the Marriott City Center.

The anniversary celebration and event will recognize the achievements of 25 women from the Denver-metro community who serve as role models for other business women for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries, and groundbreakers who inspire others. Since 2013, one hundred women have been honored, and those women will be included in this fifth anniversary celebration.

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Boston Club Corporate Salute Draws Record Numbers, January 2017 Declared Women’s Leadership Month

On December 7th, The Boston Club held its annual Corporate Salute and celebrated the Club’s 40th anniversary. The event broke attendance records with 835 attendees and culminated in the declaration of January 2017 as Women’s Leadership Month by Governor Charlie Baker. Beth Comstock, Vice Chairman of GE was the keynote speaker.  

The Club released its most recent census of women directors and executive officers, reporting increases in the percentage of seats held by women on boards (18.6%) and the number of companies with three or more women directors (19), as well as Full Article

Executive Women of New Jersey Updates Leadership Numbers

NJThumbnailExecutive Women of New Jersey recently released updated numbers for women in leadership in the 99 New Jersey companies on the Russell 3000.  Top findings from the report include the following.

  • Of 942 board seats in 99 companies, 141, or 15%, were held by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these companies held only 13.7% of seats.
  • The 18 NJ Fortune 500 companies within the NJ Russell 3000 did slightly better, with 45 of 202 board seats, or 22.3%, filled by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these Full Article

Forum of Executive Women: Little Change in Philadelphia

PAThumbnailThe Forum of Executive Women in Philadelphia has updated its “Women on Boards” report for 2015.  Key findings from the report, which includes the 100 largest public companies in the region include:

  • 35 companies had no women on their boards
  • 49 companies had no women in their top executive ranks
  • 60 companies had no women among their top earners
  • 94 companies were headed by a male CEO

Overall, women hold only 13 percent of board seats and 13 percent of executive positions these companies.

The Forum also reports on women in leadership roles in Full Article