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FWA Partners with Forbes for Special Section

FWA logo 4CFor the seventh year, the Financial Women’s Association is partnering with Forbes on a special section featured in the December 28, 2015 Forbes Investment Guide. This year’s edition,  “In Good Company: The Future of Women in Data Driven Leadership,” focuses on opportunities for women to lead data strategy in a wide range of organizations. The article highlights the work FWA in preparing women to lead, starting with FWA’s High School Mentoring program in NYC.  

In addition to reaching the 6.3 million Forbes readers, the eight-page document will be distributed by Forbes at the World Full Article

FWA International Business Conference set for Singapore/Hong Kong for 2016

FWA logo 4CThe Financial Women’s Association has announced plans for their international conference to be held in Singapore and Hong Kong, March 14 – March 20, 2016. Participants will meet with international leaders of industry, government and finance, while gaining insights into international trade. Topics to be covered include immigration and populations challenges, technology and innovation, international corporations and more.  For more information, visit the Conference Website.   

The Boston Club Updates Board Data for Massachusetts

The Boston Club has updated its research for women on boards in Massachusetts and is reporting that the 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts have set new records in terms of the percentage of women in their boardrooms (16.1%) and executive suites (12.1%). In addition, the number of new independent directors who are women and the percentage of women among the top-paid executives of these companies reached all-time highs in the year ending June 30, 2015.

For More Information:  The 2015 Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies



Colorado Women’s Chamber to Honor Top 25 Most Powerful Women

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) will honor the 2016 Top 25 Most Powerful Women for their professional achievements and leadership within the Denver community at a gala event on January 20, 2016. Launched in 2012, a Top 25 honoree is typically a president, CEO, board chair or other senior-management executive with significant decision-making authority in the corporate, non-profit or government sector.

News Release and List of Honorees

Network 2000 Hosts Women Directors Networking Event

Approximately 40 successful women directors of Maryland public companies gathered to network with other women directors, board chairs and CEOs at W. R. Grace & Co., in Columbia, Maryland, on October 8, 2015.  The reception was organized by Network 2000 and Stanton Chase International as part of their mission to expand opportunities for more women to obtain seats on corporate boards.

Fred Festa, CEO of W. R. Grace & Co., was the key speaker during the reception. The reception focused on the importance and benefit of having board diversity for public companies.  Mr. Festa addressed the group and Full Article

Central Exchange Celebrates 35 Years of Service

Central Exchange Celebrates 35 Years of Service with “35 for 35” Project 

ION member organization, the Central Exchange, celebrated its 35th anniversary in June by kicking off the “35 for 35” Project, which encourages Central Exchange members to volunteer their time to the community.  Central Exchange has identified 35 area nonprofit organizations and is scheduling specific days for volunteering at each organization.

Central Exchange chief executive CiCi Rojas noted that the “35 for 35” project has two goals – to create networking opportunities for its members and to support community organizations. Dates have Full Article

Silicon Valley 150, Mercer Research Highlights

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Updates on research from McKinsey, Catalyst, Nike, Mercer, Deloitte and PwC.  New numbers for corporate boards, CED calls for boards to replace every other seat with a woman, and what we know about the executive ranks. Also six great questions men can ask themselves about their gender lens, and venture capital funds only add one female senior exec in past year. Read more.