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WomenCorporateDirectors First Ever Global Institute: It's Just Good Business

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Directors of Coca-Cola Company, Avon Products, Nestle, Calvert Group Ltd., Limited Brand, MetLife, Proctor & Gamble, Xerox Corporation, and many additional companies are among the 200 women meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss vital corporate governance topics. Issues include global scarcities in critical areas governing economic activity; complexity/risk; urbanization; changing customers around the world--from niches to global mass markets; and corporate social investing - beyond philanthropy.

Women Entrepreneurs: Right Under the Noses of the Taliban

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Your initial image of Afghanistan is probably war, Taliban, bombings, insurgency, and corruption. And you'd think of girls and women as victims. Think again. Think innovative, successful women entrepreneurs. Indeed. In her numerous visits to Afghanistan and other conflict and post-conflict regions in the world, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discovered another reality as well: that it is commonplace for teenage girls and women to build successful businesses in order to support and feed their families while the men are fighting.

Having More Women Good for Business, But Faster Change Needed

More than 160 CEOs Support UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles
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Declaring that gender equality in the private sector is “good for business”, 167 chief executives from around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles—Equality Means Business. UN Women and UN Global Compact, champions of the initiative, released the list of executives today at the Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice conference. It marked the first anniversary of the launch of the principles and the 100th anniversay of International Women's Day. Opening the two-day event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended CEOs who have signed the principles, but also challenged business leaders to do much more.

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Declaring that gender equality in the private sector is “good for business”, 167 chief executives from around the world have signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles—Equality Means Business. UN Women and UN Global Compact, champions of the initiative, released the list of executives today at the Equality Means Business: Putting Principles into Practice conference. It marked the first anniversary of the launch of the principles and the 100th anniversay of International Women's Day. Opening the two-day event, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended CEOs who have signed the principles, but also challenged business leaders to do much more.

Women & Entrepreneurism

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by Emily Drew, BCLC Researcher and Writer

If you were a woman in rural Benin today, you would spend 10 hours each week carrying food and water. As a Tanzania Masaai woman, you would walk up to 30 kilometers to collect water in the dry season and, of course, walk back with your liquid burden.

Musings Upon Re-Entry (from this year's BoardSource Leadership Forum in San Francisco)

by Linda Crompton, President and CEO of BoardSource
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  by Linda Crompton of BoardSource
 
A month later, and my head is still swimming from this year’s BoardSource Leadership Forum (BLF) in San Francisco. It was an exhilarating experience…if you were there, I hope you agree; if not…here are some of my thoughts as I’ve returned to “real life” at my desk in Washington.
 

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