Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards Congressional Briefing
- Diana Solash, Director, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY
- Madeleine Condit, CEO, Madeleine Condit Associates
Today, women occupy fewer than 18% of Fortune 1000 corporate board seats, while comprising a much higher proportion of the workforce. Potential female board members face a “chicken and egg” problem. Although there is little overt bias, boards prefer candidates that are either (i) sitting (or retired) CEOs, or (ii) current directors of public companies. These requirements are inconsistent with a board’s need to utilize all sources of expertise and insight for its deliberations.
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is at the forefront of advocating that U.S. corporations bring more women onto their boards. CED’s perspective and research comes directly from the nation’s CEOs and C-Suite executives. CED’s Every Other One initiative seeks to push for the 30 percent target by 2018 with achievable solutions.
Refreshments provided by Firehook Bakery.
This event complies with all Congressional ethics rules.