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Women with Assets Demand Inclusive Company Boards

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Women are scarce on the corporate boards of leading companies; just 15 percent. As shareholders and networkers we can apply financial and social pressure to change that.

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Women are scarce on the corporate boards of leading companies; just 15 percent. As shareholders and networkers we can apply financial and social pressure to change that.



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Heather Arnet is CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania. Arnet is a tireless advocate for women and girls rights and serves as a regular commentator to local and national media regarding women and girls rights and economic development. Follow her or contact her via twitter at: @heatherarnet.

For more information:

ION Take Action Toolkit for Investor Advocacy:
http://www.ionwomen.org/take-action/

Catalyst: Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women on Boards 2004-2010:
http://catalyst.org/file/445/the_bottom_line_corporate_performance_and_women's_representation_on_boards_(2004-2008).pdf

Critical Mass by Vicki Kramer:
http://vkramerassociates.com/writings/CriticalMassExecSummary%20PDF.pdf

Top Ten Reasons for More Women on Boards:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06080/673573-334.stm

When Will Women Become Equal On Boards?:
http://blogs.forbes.com/csr/2011/06/27/when-will-women-become-equal-on-boards/#more-3197