Hertz Global Holdings, ranked #309 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed 2 women to its Board of Directors - Carolyn Everson and Debra J. Kelly-Ennis. Carolyn is Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook, Inc. Debra is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Diageo Canada, Inc. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Carolyn talk about mobile:
The Hartford, ranked #131 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Virginia Ruesterholz to its Board of Directors. Virginia is a former Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications and served as President of Verizon Services Operations. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Bausch + Lomb, the eye health company, appointed Maria Teresa Hilado to its Board of Directors. Tessa is Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of PepsiCo. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
HCA Holdings, Inc, #94 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Ann Huntress Lamont to its Board of Directors. Ann is a Managing Partner of Oak Investment Partners and leads their healthcare team. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
More Fortune 500 companies need to commit to women and name a woman as their next board appointment!
The WomenCorporateDirectors Third Annual Global Institute was held earlier this week in New York and revealed its roadmap for decision-makers on "Improving Diverse Representation in the Boardroom" . The 14 point plan introduced provides concrete steps companies can take to get more women in corporate boardrooms.
Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, was one of the many outstanding panelists speaking to the impressive women who came from across the country and around the world to attend the WomenCorproateDirectors Initiative. Jeanette was part of the technology panel which also included Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, Andrea Drew of the Naval War College, and experienced entrepreneur Myla Crespo-Villanueva. Jeanette explained why employees must be a part of any company solution for better security. Myla talked about how mobile developed differently in Asia than it did in the U.S. - a facinating discussion of how the economy, culture and geography of a country impacts its business models. Clara Shih discussed the use of data to personalize the customer experience, and Andrea Drew reminded us that "small is beautiful". Many problems can be solved using a "local' approach first. The panel was amazing. Get to know Clara Shih as she talks about social media:
RockThePost, the investment crowdfunding platform connecting entrepreneurs and investors, appointed Barbara Corcoran to its Board of Directors. Barbara is the Founder of the Corcoran Group and stars in the ABC TV show "Shark Tank". Read more in the Business Wire press release. Barbara, who has invested in numerous startups, advises us not to be afraid of failure. Watch what she has to say about it.
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.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) appointed Theresa M. Stone to its Board of directors. Theresa is the former Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Universal Health Services, ranked 339 on the Fortune 500 list, appointed Eileen C. McDonnell to its Board of Directors. Eileen is the President and CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. See prnewswire press release.
MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) appointed Carol Zierhoffer to its Board of Directors. Carol is Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer at Xerox Corporation. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Viacom, #177 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Cristiana Falcone Sorrell and Deborah Norville to its Board of Directors. Cristiana is Senior Adviser to the Chairman at the World Economic Forum. Deborah is a two time Emmy Award Winner and now is Anchor of "Inside Edition". Read more in the prnewswire press release.
General Electric Company, #6 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Mary Schapiro to its Board of Drectors. Mary is the former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The GE website shows 4 other women on the Board as well - Ann Fudge, former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands; Susan Hockfield, former President of MIT; Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products; Rochelle B. Lazarus, former Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
ConocoPhillips, #4 on the Fortune 500 list, appointed Gay Huey Evans (pictured) to its Board of Directors. Gay is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Investment Management at Barclays Capital. Gay is the second woman on the board out of 11 members, the other being Harvard Law Professor and environmental law expert Jody Freeman. Read more in the Business Wire press release. This makes ConocoPhillips about average, but we need more than this! Two women per Fortune 500 Board is not good enough! Fortune 500 companies need to commit to women!
Facebook appointed Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., to its Board of Directors. Susan is the Chancellor of the University of California - San Francisco, and before that had been President, Product Development at Genentech. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Susan talk about what it takes to offer excellence in education.
Altria Group, Inc., #156 in the Fortune 500, appointed Debra J. Kelly-Ennis to its Board of Directors. Debra is a former CEO of Diageo Canada, and also had been with RJR/Nabisco, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company and General Motors. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
The Kellogg Company, #205 on the Fortune 500 list, appointed Cynthia H. Milligan (pictured) to its Board of Directors. Cynthia is Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and had been Director of Banking and Finance for the State of Nebraska. Cynthis joins three other women on the board, Dorothy A. Johnson who is President of the Ahlburg Company; Ann McLaughlin Korologos who is a former U.S. Secretary of Labor; and Mary A. Laschinger who is President of xpedx and Senior Vice President of International Paper Company. The four women make up 30% of the Board of Directors seen on the company's website. See prnewswire press release.