More Women on Boards: International Perspective On Taking Action

March 19, 2019
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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The challenges of women and more diverse voices in leadership are systemic and complex. There are many variables that need to be considered in order to successfully accomplish our change goals. During this interview Lynne and Marlene share their research, published in More Women on Boards: An International Perspective. This is particularly important to validate or dispel our beliefs and stereotypes with solid research. According to Heidrick & Struggles, 22.2 percent of Fortune 500 board members were women in 2017. The authors talk about possible interventions to move this number higher including looking across the globe to see other successful practices and what can appropriately be borrowed from them. Finally, they discuss differences is how women can communicate to be more effective. This includes how they express anger, how they amplify the good ideas of others and how they promote or do not promote their own successes. This conversation is a must listen for all women!

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.

Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.

Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.

As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.

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