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Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership


Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership


On November 15, 2017 the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) launched “Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership.” The effort was developed to further our previously launched Women’s Economic Empowerment program and our “Every Other One” initiative to encourage corporations to increase the number of women on boards. 

Through our “Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership” effort, CED will encourage corporations to increase the number of women in leadership positions. Research indicates that greater female representation in leadership roles improves economic opportunities and mobility for both women and our nation. Supporters will be featured on our website and promoted via our social media and other marketing activities. Our efforts will include:

  • Encouraging business leaders to broaden their talent pool to include more qualified women
  • Activating Business Champions to advocate for the increase of women in leadership
  • Leveraging partnerships with national HR organizations to recruit women for leadership positions
  • Distilling research to produce recommendations for businesses to increase women in leadership
  • Creating a digital forum to highlight innovative practices and expand the national conversation of women in corporate leadership

Business Champions


Ron Marshall
Claire's Stores Inc.
Margaret A. Morrison
‎Principal Financial Services, Americas Leader of Business, Development, Brand, Marketing & Communications
Debra J. Perry
Korn Ferry & Genworth
Jane Stevenson
Global Leader for CEO Succession and Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services
Korn Ferry

CED Resources


News & Media


In partnership with the Women’s Forum of New York, CED works to elevate more women on corporate boards. Check out their database of CEO-sponsored board-ready women here.