Sempra Energy, # 281 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list, appointed Kathleen L. Brown (pictured) to its Board of Directors. Kathleen, who holds a JD from Fordham University Law School, is a former Goldman Sachs executive. Kathleen is also a former California State Treasurer. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
American Capital, Ltd. appointed Susan K. Nestegard to its Board of Directors. Susan is a former Executive Vice President and President, Global Healthcare Sector, of Ecolab Inc. (prnewswire)
The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX), the off-price retailer which is listed 115 in the Fortune 500, appointed Dawn Lepore, former CEO of drugstore.com, to its Board of Directors. See Business Wire press release.
MeetMe Inc. appointed Jean Clifton to its Board of Directors. Jean is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Dial Global, Inc.. See Business Wire press release.
Corporate America acts just like "The Ancient Mariner":
FYI - "The Ancient Mariner" was written in 1798!
HCA Holdings, Inc, #94 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Ann Huntress Lamont to its Board of Directors. Ann is a Managing Partner of Oak Investment Partners and leads their healthcare team. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
More Fortune 500 companies need to commit to women and name a woman as their next board appointment!
The WomenCorporateDirectors Third Annual Global Institute was held earlier this week in New York and revealed its roadmap for decision-makers on "Improving Diverse Representation in the Boardroom" . The 14 point plan introduced provides concrete steps companies can take to get more women in corporate boardrooms.
Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, was one of the many outstanding panelists speaking to the impressive women who came from across the country and around the world to attend the WomenCorproateDirectors Initiative. Jeanette was part of the technology panel which also included Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, Andrea Drew of the Naval War College, and experienced entrepreneur Myla Crespo-Villanueva. Jeanette explained why employees must be a part of any company solution for better security. Myla talked about how mobile developed differently in Asia than it did in the U.S. - a facinating discussion of how the economy, culture and geography of a country impacts its business models. Clara Shih discussed the use of data to personalize the customer experience, and Andrea Drew reminded us that "small is beautiful". Many problems can be solved using a "local' approach first. The panel was amazing. Get to know Clara Shih as she talks about social media:
General Electric Company, #6 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Mary Schapiro to its Board of Drectors. Mary is the former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The GE website shows 4 other women on the Board as well - Ann Fudge, former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands; Susan Hockfield, former President of MIT; Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products; Rochelle B. Lazarus, former Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Read more in the Business Wire press release.