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December 07, 2020

Companies Face New Pressures to Diversify Boards. It’s Sensitive.

One of the biggest board recruiting rushes in U.S. corporate history is set to commence, and it is likely to be a delicate one. A new board-diversity proposal from Nasdaq Inc. and a similar mandate passed in California this fall are expected to pave the…

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April 02, 2020

Initiative for Women Symposium at Tuck School of Business

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December 03, 2018

Board Recruiter Takes on Small-Cap Challenges

Beth Stewart is the founder and CEO of Trewstar Corporate Board Services, a search firm dedicated to corporate board recruitment for high-growth companies. Stewart is a recognized expert on board composition, particularly with respect to small- and mid-cap companies, and speaks regularly at industry events.…

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July 01, 2017

Sowing New Seeds of Thought

It is summer, late in the planting season. Yet there is still time for new seeds of thought to grow. Let’s start with this little-known — but critical — fact: fewer women joined S&P 500 boards in 2016 than in 2014 or 2015. Who knew…

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September 06, 2016

The Solution That Doesn’t Get Discussed About How to Get More Women On Corporate Boards

We take as given that modern, well-run boards recognize myriad reasons to include diverse skills, ages, genders, and corporate backgrounds in the boardroom, so this article is not a discussion about why to add female directors. The focus here is on a solution to the…

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September 01, 2016

Ask The Expert: Vary Well

Recent studies have found that gender diversity in the corporate boardroom can enhance dialogue, curb excessive risk-taking, and boost both performance and share price. And yet, women still hold only about 19 percent of S&P 500 company board seats. Beth Stewart (MBA 1982) has been tackling this…

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August 16, 2016

Some Firms Intensify Push for Gender Parity at Board Level

A small but growing number of U.S. companies have intensified their push to increase the ranks of women on their boards as businesses pay greater attention to gender parity at all levels. These initiatives are bearing fruit as companies revamp the way they recruit female…

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November 08, 2015

How Twitter Could Create a More Diverse Board

It’s the final stretch of 2015, which means it’s time to reflect on the last 12 months, make predictions for the next 12, and plan for what companies and individuals will accomplish in the coming year. Like other leaders, I’m sitting down to make my…

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July 01, 2015

The Real Reasons to Add a Woman to Your Board

It's Efficient  Qualified new board members often bring a specific skill set which is needed on the board. Generally this is technology, marketing, occasionally HR, and sometimes the background required to chair the audit committee. Today's new board members are usually younger than 60 years…

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May 07, 2015

Women Can Learn as Much From Competent Women as Men

When Frontier Communications then-Chief Executive Officer Maggie Wilderotter sought to make a big acquisition last year, she reached out to some of the best dealmakers she knew. That was to be expected—her intended prey would double the size of the telecommunications company. The bigger surprise…

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