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Tuesday, March 11 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Women on Boards: Binders Full of Women

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Research has shown that increased gender diversity on boards leads to better boards and more productive companies with higher earnings. Only 11 women serve on the boards of Fortune 500 companies, even though in many categories women are the primary customers. At this rate, it will be at least 2070 for gender parity. There is not a supply issue, "there are binders full of women" who are qualified. Instead there appears to be a combination of institutional and other barriers that prevent organizations from actively pursuing and elevating women to board service. A number of countries outside the US have implemented guidelines or mandates for quotas in the name of better board governance.

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Theresia Gouw

PartnerAspect VenturesTheresia Gouw is an engineer, an experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Consumer, Social Commerce, and Security opportunities.
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Jody Greene

Chic CEOJody Greene has been a professional marketer and entrepreneur for more than a decade. After leading a marketing team at a San Diego based technology company and launching her own personal shopping venture, she teamed up with business partner Stephanie Burns to become co-owner... Read More →
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Fran Maier

DirTRUSTeFran Maier is serial entrepreneur and brand builder with nearly 20 years experience in internet businesses. She currently serves as Founder and Chair of the Board of TRUSTe, the leading privacy trustmark and solutions provider as well as Senior Consultant (marketing) for... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon E

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