WEST Executive Director,
The companies with the most percentage of women on board are as followed:
After Executive Director of WEST,
The discussion was moderated by
A majority of the women who attended the Executive Women's Dinner participate on non-profit boards, while only a dozen stated they participated on corporate boards.
The key question of the evening was - "Why is gender equality important on corporate boards?"
The evening was extremely successful. The attendees realize that the lack of women on boards is a pressing issue.
To solve this issue, Sonnabend says, "We need to stick together and advocate for each other."
At the end of the evening Grossman reflects, "The fact that there is an inadequate pool of women who are qualified to be on boards is absolutely ludicrous."
A slide show of pictures from this event can be viewed at:
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WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is a 501(c)3 Massachusetts based non-profit. WEST's mission is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders, advocates, C-level executives and thought leaders that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.
WEST is a community and a forum, for early, mid-career, executive and entrepreneurial women. Through participation our members become inspirational leaders and role models for their teams, organizations and businesses. More information: www.westorg.org.
Image credit: Keith Spiro Photography.
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