List details top companies for female execs | Trump, Trudeau announce Canada-US council for female leaders | Nasdaq CEO: Know me as a leader, not a female leader
March 8, 2017
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List details top companies for female execs
Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble are featured on a list of the 60 top companies for female executives. Nearly one-third of the companies on the list, which was compiled by the National Association for Female Executives, have five or more women on their boards.
Forbes (3/2),  NJBIZ (New Jersey) (2/28) 
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Women and Leadership
Trump, Trudeau announce Canada-US council for female leaders
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Donald Trump have announced the creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. "We are committed to removing barriers to women's participation in the business community and supporting women as they advance through it," the leaders said in a joint statement. (2/19) 
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Nasdaq CEO: Know me as a leader, not a female leader
Nasdaq CEO: Know me a leader, not a woman leader
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Adena Friedman, the first woman to become CEO at Nasdaq, says that she doesn't see gender when she's evaluating roles but rather views people as the sum of their contributions. "When I walk into a room, I don't care if it's all men or if it's half women and half men," she says.
Bloomberg (2/8) 
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Lengthy tenures could complicate push to diversify boards
Women hold about 20% of board seats in the US, compared to 25.6% in Western Europe, research shows. Part of the reason that efforts to diversify boards in the US are moving slowly is that board directors tend to have longer tenures than their peers in Europe.
Fortune (2/8) 
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Companies see increase in board-diversity proposals
Investors are pushing companies to diversify their boards through shareholder votes on the issue, although many of these proposals do not end up passing. "We think the business case is pretty strong that bodies with diverse views, including boards, tend to make better decisions than nondiverse groups," said Donna Anderson of T. Rowe Price.
Bloomberg (3/2) 
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MBA Outlook
MBA programs push to recruit women
MBA programs are recruiting female candidates to improve gender parity in classrooms and boardrooms. GMAC data show the proportion of female MBA applicants averaged 38% between 2012 and 2016.
Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (3/2) 
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MBA grads gravitate to new fields
MBA grads gravitate to new fields
Some 39% of MBA graduates are working in fields they hadn't considered before earning their degree, results from the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey show. GMAC's research director, Gregg Schoenfeld, says students often find new fields that interest them while in business school, and the survey shows many working in new fields say they're satisfied with their jobs.
Poets & Quants (2/28) 
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From College to Career
Give better answers to tough interview questions
If you're asked in a job interview about how you'd deal with a co-worker's annoying habits, use examples from your past to emphasize your ability to take an honest and direct approach, writes Lydia Dishman. If you're given a curveball question, don't be afraid to take a moment to mull it over.
Fast Company online (2/24) 
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