Last June, the Coalition sent a similar letter to 41 companies within the S & P 500 Index that do not have women on their boards. Since that time, members of the coalition have been engaged in dialogue with several of those companies and have also filed shareholder resolutions with some of the companies, asking them to commit to gender diversity on their boards.

The new letter has been sent to the 127 companies within the Russell 1000 – essentially the largest 1,000 companies in the U.S. – that do not have any women on their boards (see attached list). In the letter, the signatories cite studies demonstrating a correlation between greater gender diversity among corporate boards and management, good corporate governance and long-term financial performance.

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diversified Search (Diversified), among the top ten US executive search firms and the largest US woman-founded and -owned firm, has announced the creation of a Corporate Board of Directors Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will work with Diversified's established Board Practice area and explore the complex issues confronting Boards today, particularly in the area of diversity. Diversified is recognized for delivering high quality corporate Board and senior-level executive searches.

Momentum grows to achieve 30% multicultural women on every board by end of 2015

New York, N.Y. – June 7, 2012 – The Thirty Percent Coalition, a group of 27 industry leaders working to secure a minimum of 30 percent multicultural women on every US public company board of directors by the end of 2015, announced today that nine new members had joined its cause.  New members include institutional investors, women’s organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to increasing the number of women in executive leadership positions, and

The SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations announced that it will  host the Third Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The Conference  will bring together officials and experts from around the world to focus on initiatives underway in many countries to achieve gender balance on

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