Women’s Economic Contribution


Companies with greater board diversity typically outperform their less diverse counterparts because they better-connect with their constituents, employees, investors, and operating communities.

CED members meet with company decision makers to discuss the advantages of greater female representation in corporate leadership. Research documents the composition of corporate boards along with recommendations for increasing the percentage of women on them.

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Women’s Economic Contribution


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.

Resources to Find Qualified Women Candidates for Board Positions

Equilar BoardEdge

Women’s Forum of New York


Direct Women

Financial Women’s Association

National Association of Corporate Directors

The Boston Club

Women Corporate Directors


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Subcommittee Co-Chairs

  • Debra J. Perry
    Korn Ferry & Genworth

  • Jane Stevenson
    Global leader for CEO Succession and Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services
    Korn Ferry

  • Diana Solash
    Director, Americas Inclusiveness Center of Excellence