The largest companies in the U.S. – those with gross annual revenues of at least $20 billion – report a larger representation of women and other underrepresented groups on their boards of directors. Seventy percent have at least two women and 53 percent have two or more directors from underrepresented groups. Women managers, however, are increasingly opting out of high-end careers when companies fail to meet their professional needs and goals. Fewer than 15 percent of Fortune 500 officers and directors are women, and graduate business schools (unlike law and medical schools) have far fewer women than men applicants. NCRW is supporting efforts to make the corporate environment more welcoming and the career ladder more accessible to women and people of color.

Women in the Boardroom

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NCRW is Co-Sponsoring

2011 New York City Women in the Boardroom

Monday, October 10, 2011 – 3pm to 6pm (registration at 2:00pm)
The Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th Street, NY 10017)

Cost: $150 individual tickets, $1500 table of 10
To register online:

Investing with a Gender Lens: How We Can Use Our Dollars to Drive Positive Change

We at the National Council for Research on Women were excited to participate in the Women Funding Network’s webinar “Investing with a Gender Lens: How We Can Use Our Dollars to Drive Positive Change.” This webinar was a follow-up to the panel with the same name at the recent WFN Annual Conference, “The Power of Global Networks,” in Brooklyn, NY. The Council was proud to be a collaborating partner for this important gathering of women’s funds from across the United States.

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Saying "No" to All-Male Corporate Boards

Later this afternoon, NCRW President Linda Basch will giving remarks at the Women's Funding Network conference, The Power of Global Networks, on the importance of investing with a gender lens. She'll be sharing the stage with Jacki Zehner (youngest woman, and first female trader, to be become a partner at Goldman Sachs) and Joe Keefe (President and CEO of Pax World Funds), along with other stars of the philanthropy and investment world. For a preview of what is sure to be an amazing conversation, check out this op-ed Jacki and Joe published in The Huffington Post earlier this week, "Saying 'No' to All-Male Corporate Boards": 

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