Companies with more female directors outperform those with less by 53 percent

Below are links to articles, blog postings, websites, organizations, and other resources about women in business and women on boards.

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Current Reports and Statistics:

Senate Joint Resolution 14-026:  “Equal Pay Day” in Colorado

Women and Girls Lead:  Why Compsenation Equity Matters

McKinsey&Company: Women Matter 2013 – Gender diversity in top management: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries

The Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver:  Benchmarking Women’s Leadership

Women’s Bureau U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet:  The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot

Heidrich and Struggles: Women on Boards: The U.S. Perspective

Women’s Bureau U.S. Department of Labor:  Equal Pay – A Guide to Women’s Equal Pay Rights

GMI Ratings’ 2013 Women on Boards Survey

National Partnership for Women and Families:  Wage Gap Data by State

AAUW:  The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (2013)

New York Times:  DealBook: From Morgan Stanley, Investing in Women on Corporate Boards

SEC Speech: Inclusion is a Strength: Corporate America and the SEC Should Reflect America

Calvert: Diversity 2013

Deloitte: Women in the Board Room:  A Global Perspective

Thirty Percent Coalition:  Institutional Investors file Shareholder Resolutions Encouraging Diversity

Ernst & Young: Getting on Board, Achieving Gender Diversity on Boards, Female Directors Transform Thinking

ION:  Follow the Leaders: ItCAN Happen Here

Financial Services:  Pay and women directors in focus

Harvard Business Review: Study: Women Get Fewer Game-Changing Leadership Roles

ION President Sarah Meyerrose  interview on Boardroom Gender Diversity: Video

National Association of Corporate Directors:  Highlights of 2012-2013 NACD Public Company Governance Survey

2020 Women on Boards:  2020 Gender Diversity Index of Fortune 1000 Companies

McKinsey & Company: Women Matter

Whitepaper: Industry Expertise on Corporate Boards

Catalyst: Website & Blog

GMI Ratings:  Variation in Female Representation within the United States

Ion Advancing Women to the BoardroomOverview Document

CED: Women’s Advancement on Corporate Boards

European Commission on Gender Equality: Website

Teresa Taylor: Women as Business Leaders: Industry Facts and Figures on the Situation, Opportunity and Solution

Ion Advancing Women to the Boardroom2013 Annual Status Report Executive Summary

Thirty Percent Coalition:  Institutional Investors note Progress as Eight Companies appoint Women to their Boards

City and County of Denver:  Minority/Women Owned/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Disparity Study

2020 Women on Boards:  2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index for 2013

Recommended Reading: 

Becoming a Public Company Director (Board Guru Handbook)

Board Evaluation: Creating Strategic Performance and Effectiveness (Board Guru Handbook)

Relevant Articles

Colorado Secretary of the State Scott Gessler:  Gessler Releases Second in Series on Nonprofit Board Education

Coloradobiz:  Top 13 LinkedIn tips for corporate directors (or wannabes)

American Banker:  Women on Boards Improve a Bank’s Performance

Stanford Closer Look Series, By David F. Larcker and Brian Tayan:  Pioneering Women on Boards: Pathways of the First Female Directors

International Finance Corporation:  Are Women Decision Makers More Risk Averse Than Their Male Counterparts?

Law Week Colorado:  Women in the Workplace – Roundtable with Donna Evans

ICOSA:  Men and Women Working Together is Essential to Equal Opportunities for Women by Donna Evans

Forbes:  The Importance Of Women In The Boardroom: Q and A With Baroness Mary Goudie

The Wall Street Journal:  Women in the Boardroom: A Global View

Female Breadwinners: Why More Women Entrepreneurs Will Lead To Gains for Women on Boards

Harvard Business Review:  Dysfunction in the Board Room

Bank Investment Consultant: Does More Women on Corporate Boards Equal Better Performance?

Big Think:  14 Concrete Steps to Boosting Diversity on Corporate Boards

The Wall Street Journal:  Poll: Most Women See Bias in the Workplace

Fast Company Coexist: Women Have Better Decision-Making Abilities Than Men, Make Better Corporate Leaders

Financial Post: Women on corporate boards better decision-makers than male directors: study

Harvard Business Review: Are Women Better Leaders than Men?

The Glass Hammer: Women on Boards: Asset Managers and Institutional Investors Weigh In

Grant Thornton: More women making it into senior management roles – but mature economies lagging behind

Bloomberg: Coca-Cola Woman Board Nominee Bucks Slowing Diversity Trend Women in boardrooms: networking and qualifications are key 

Triple Pundit: Having Women On Corporate Boards Increases Profits and Sustainability

SpencerStuart: Spencer-Stuart-US-Board-Index

SpencerStuart: Technology-Board-Index-2012

Boris Groysberg and Katherine Connolly:  Great Leaders Who Make the Mix Work 

McKinsey and Company:  The Do-or-Die Questions Boards Should Ask About Technology

Forbes:  Boards Remain Pale, Male And Stale — Old Boys’ Club Alive And Well

The New York Times:  To Address Gender Gap, Is It Enough to Lean In?

New York Law Journal:  Corporate Governance Update: Developments Regarding Gender Diversity on Public Boards

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