Summary of Boss Ladies

Wired, more...

Watch the video

Boss Ladies summary
If you don’t have a woman on your board of directors, your company is at a competitive disadvantage.

Rating

8 Overall

9 Applicability

8 Innovation

7 Style

Recommendation

Corporations are increasingly realizing that diversity within boards of directors is a critical factor of success, yet many male-dominated boards struggle to infuse their old boys’ clubs with heterogeneity. Business executives Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Susan Lyne and Rick Stollmeyer, along with business editor Jessi Hempel, discuss this phenomenon and underline the role female leadership plays in business success. While some white male detractors may play the affirmative action card, getAbstract believes this intelligent, informative and provocative conversation will convince corporate executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists of the value of diversity in leadership.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why women are underrepresented on boards
  • How women add value to corporate boards
  • How the Boardlist alleviates the difficulty of finding qualified female board members
 

Summary

Just 20% of S&P 500 firms boast a female board member. Happily, corporations are becoming increasingly aware that companies with uniform boards of directors perform worse than those with diverse boards. The Boardlist, a premium “curated...
Get the key points from this video in less than 10 minutes. Learn more about our products or log in

About the Speakers

Jessi Hempel is the head of editorial at a technology publication. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is founder of the Boardlist. Susan Lyne is president of a venture capital fund. Rick Stollmeyer is CEO of a software firm.


Comment on this summary

More on this topic

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category