The following is a list of links on the topics of women on boards. The Women on Boards Committee of the Executive Women’s Council does not endorse any of the following; they are provided for informational use only.


  1. * 2020 Women on Boards: A national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020.

  3. * bizwomen – The Business Journals: Headlines from the Business Times – focusing one exeuctive women and women on boards

  5. * Catalyst: Workplaces that Work for Women, Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

  7. * Center for Corporate Governance: Deloitte’s corporate governance information portal

  9. * the Chicago Network – Women On Boards: Chicago’s Executive Women’s Group also has resources and a focus on women on boards

  11. * Deloitte: The Center for Board Effectiveness

  13. * Directors and Boards: A quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance, this is an online and print magazine, with a free weekly e-Briefing newsletter

  15. * ION Women: National consortium whose mission is to increase the number of women appointed to corporate boards and executive positions. They publish an annual report, as well as newsletters and other research

  17. * KPMG’s Board Leadership Center: Engaging with directors and business leaders. Articulating boardroom challenges. Delivering actionable thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting, and more—all through a board lens.

  19. * The Leader’s Edge: The leading Edge offers board preparedness training

  21. * Making change happen: What’s it going to take?: The Forum of Executive Women, Philadelphia’s Executive Women’s Group, publishes an annual women on boards report

  23. * National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD): A website empowering more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom

  25. * Paradigm for Parity: A coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap, including board respresentation

  27. * PwC’s Governance Insights Center: Helps boards of directors and their committees meet the challenges of their critical roles and duties

  29. * Preparing for Board Service: A succinct board preparation download from executive search firm Caldwell Partners


  30. * Recommendations for Implementing an Inclusive City and County Board Appointment Policy: 2005 Study that launched the City of Pittsburgh Fair Representation Legislation

  32. * Women. Fast forward: Ernst and Young’s Women’s portal with information on many aspects of executive women, including board service

  34. * Women Corporate Directors (WCD): The world’s largest membership organization and community of women corporate board directors

  36. * Women in the Boardroom (WIB): Committed to helping women lead, achieve and take their place at the table


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