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The pool of talented women is large, and organizations such as ION are ready and willing to help identify and recruit qualified board candidates. The women who serve as directors and executive officers of the public companies researched by ION’s members are representative of the talent pool that is largely untapped by U.S. companies. The opportunities are there as well – board turnover is relatively high, resulting in open seats that can be filled by women directors. The pipeline of women who are qualified to take their places in the boardrooms and executive suites of American companies is strong and expanding.

Say No to All Male Boards

ION Partner Pax World Management LLC has launched the Say No Campaign to promote greater gender diversity on corporate boards by urging investors to withhold support from corporate proxy slates that do not include women directors. ION and Pax World urge other institutional investors, investment advisors and individuals to adopt proxy voting guidelines – like those followed by Pax World and other asset managers in the Sustainable Investing arena – that oppose all slates of director nominees that do not include women.

Tools You Can Use to Help Increase Women in Leadership

Use your position as a shareholder to increase the number of women in leadership at the companies in which you invest your dollars. Studies show that increased diversity among corporate leaders is linked to improved governance practices and financial success. Simply stated, it is good for business.

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11 Business Leaders Who Understand the Value of Diversity

 
  • Thomas Andruskevich, President & CEO, Birks & Mayors, Inc.
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  • Charles Baker, Former CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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  • Bill Campbell, Chairman of the Board, Intuit
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  • Douglas Conant, Former President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
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  • Sidney W. Emery, Jr., Chairman & CEO [retired], MTS Systems Corp.
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  • Eric Foss, CEO, Pepsi Beverages Company
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  • Donald Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee
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  • Jeffrey Joerres, Chairman, CEO & President, Manpower Inc.
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  • TK Kerstetter, President & CEO, Board Member, Inc.
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  • Charles G. McClure, Chairman, CEO & President, ArvinMeritor
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  • John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments