Nintendo of America appointed Robyn Corr Vice President of Human Resources. Robyn had been Vice President of Partner Resources at Starbucks Coffee Company. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
The Coca-Cola Company appointed Robin Moore a Vice President of the Company, and she will become their Chief of Internal Audit. Robin had been Global Director, Finance Operations in Global Business Services. Before joining Coca-Cola, Robin was with Ernst & Young. Read more in the company press release.
The Mosaic Company promoted Karen Swager to Vice President of Phosphate Mining operations. Karen, who holds a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, had been General Manager of their Four Corners Mine. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Hershey Company appointed Michele Buck President, North America. Michele had been Hershey’s Chief Growth Officer. Read more in the Business Wire press release. Listen to Michele talk about work/life balance.
Women in the Boardroom makes corporate sense both in terms of bottom line and good decision making. Hear why diversity counts and what women need to know about board service from experienced executives Barbara Bernard, Cathleen Black, Hope Taitz, and Kelly Hoey at the Women in the Boardroom event in New York April 17, 2013. Until then, watch Kelly talk about Diversity and the challenges Women face.
Kimberly Weisul and Connie Guglielmo ask the right question in their article on onethingnew.com about Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In". Are companies "leaning in" for the women in their executive ranks? Are companies "leaning in" to help women reach their potential? Women can "lean in" all they want, but companies must provide structural changes that will allow women to be successful. The New York Times today has a number of articles on Women on Wall Street. It's even in a special section! But none of those articles asked the question Kimberly and Connie raise. We know the history of women in the workforce. We hardly need more articles about that. We even know what it takes to change things. What we don't know is what companies are going to do about it. Read Kimberly and Connie's article on onethingnew.com.
What have I learned from other women? As a Credit Executive at Chase, I met many women over the years and learned a lot from them. Now posting video news, I have “met” more amazing women by watching them talk about topics on what we all need to know. So what have I learned from them? From 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki, I learned how consumers can change the healthcare system and work to help cure disease, from Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi I learned about the core values a leader needs; from Kenandy CEO Sandra Kurtzig I learned what it was like starting out at 23, and how she developed her “flinch’ method for pricing new products (now taught at business schools!); from Xerox CEO Ursula Burns I learned that customers are king and how to treat them, and from Eventbrite Co-Founder Julia Hartz I learned how keeping employees happy leads to a better work environment and better products. These are serious and important lessons for anyone interested in getting ahead in business. And I found all that out in five minute video clips which can be watched on pc’s, ipads or on mobile. But it doesn’t stop there. In the videos on NewsonWomen.com you can also hear IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talk about competitive advantage for companies in the future, and Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller talk about providing access to the best educators for anyone who wants to learn which will change the education world for good. And to whoever said women can’t do math, just watch LightSail Energy Co-Founder Danielle Fong talk about renewable energy and her ideas on compressed air. Amazing! You can also see OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman explain how she is changing the landscape for video games with her new product.
Sheryl Sandberg says don’t wait for a mentor. I agree. You will be surprised how much good advice you can find in these videos which can be a source of mentoring for you. Women starting out, women looking for a change, or those who just want to keep up their knowledge base can all benefit. Intel’s Genevieve Bell is right when she says in her video “we can do so much more“. Watch the news video clips on NewsonWomen.com. Help each other by showing them to your friends, your daughters, and your local schools. They will inspire, enlighten, and encourage you. Just like a Mentor would do!
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) appointed Esther Berrozpe President of their Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Esther had been Vice President of their European markets. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
American Airlines appointed Bev Goulet Senior Vice President and Chief Integration Officer. American is merging with US Airways. Bev had previuosly been their Vice President of Corporate Development, Treasurer and Chief Restructuring Officer. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
AT&T appointed Kay Kapoor President of AT&T Government Solutions. Kay had been Chief Executive of Accenture Federal Services, Accenture's federal business unit, and also held executive positions at ITT Corporation and Lockheed Martin. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Whirlpool Corporation, Fortune 500 #147, appointed Diane Dietz (pictured) to its Board of Directors. Diane is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Safeway Inc. Out of 12 members on the Whirlpool Board of Directors, there is only one other woman according to their website - Kathleen Hempel, the former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Fort Howard Corporation (correct me if I'm wrong please). You would think that a maker of major kitchen appliances would have more women on its board since women are more likely the major users of its products. Fortune 500 companies need to commit to women and break the accepted norm of two women on the board. As Europe aims for 40%, the U.S. should be leading the way to gender equality.
While Whirlpool makes some headway with this appointment, more Fortune 500's recently appointed men; Dow Chemical #47 appointed Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard; GE #6 appointed Frank D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Dean Foods #207 appointed Robert Wiseman. Where are the women? Fortune 500 Companies' appointments of women are not even close to being equal so far this year even as we talk about gender equality on boards every day. Fortune 500 Companies - commit to women! Make your next board appt a woman!
Cook Associates Executive Search announced that Jennifer Floyd has joined the firm as a Managing Director.
Based in San Francisco, Jennifer will support Cook’s Technology and Private Equity Practices. Read more in the company press release.
Ogilvy & Mather appointed Carla Hendra Vice Chairman of its Worldwide Board. Carla is Chairman of OgilvyRED, the agency's global strategy and innovation practice. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Bristal-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) appointed Ann Powell Judge Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the company’s Senior Management Team. Ann had been Chief Human Resources Officer at Shire Pharmaceuticals. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Aetna (NYSE: AET) appointed Nancy Ham Chief Executive Officer of Medicity, their provider of health information exchange technology for hospitals and physicians. Nancy had previously been CEO at MedVentive, the performance analytics company for accountable care organizations and payers. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
BlackRock announced that Ann Marie Petach will take a new job with BlackRock Solutions as Senior Managing Director in the Client Solutions business, "where she will help to develop critical client relationships and business initiatives with a special focus on solutions offerings for public and private pension funds". Ann Marie had been their Chief Financial Officer. Read more in the Business Wire press release.