Empower & Engage: Are you ahead of the curve as a company leader?

Karen Fenaroli Articles, Views

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek At the heart of effective leadership lies the ability for an individual to connect, communicate and collaborate with others. Ultimately, it is through the formation of meaningful relationships that a true leader emerges. Yet the leaders who are ahead of the …

Making the Move: Are you future-proofing your board through diversity?

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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”— Maya Angelou We’ve all heard the stories and read the articles about the importance of board diversity. Boards that are diverse make better decisions because they can better represent everyone who matters – that’s right, all stakeholders – including …

Where More Women Are on Boards, Executive Pay Is Higher

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While there is no shortage of studies and statistics indicating the positive attributes related to companies that have diverse boards of directors, there is a new piece of information just released that may surprise you. Compensation research firm Equilar analyzed CEO pay at 100 large companies to show that companies with greater board gender diversity paid their top executives about …

Barriers to Board Positions Persist for Minorities and Women, Report Shows

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Though we’ve been having the conversation about the importance of diversity at the C-suite and board level for several years now and doing our part to rectify this problem, research continues to show that a lack of diversity plagues companies throughout the U.S. In the Wall Street Journal article below, statistics indicate that Hispanics in particular are substantially underrepresented on …

Are you a creative leader? If you aren’t, you have room to grow.

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“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pearce Have you ever been saddled with the job of pushing back against a leader in your organization who’s committed to “doing things the way they’ve always been done?” It can be nearly impossible to force some individuals to step outside of their comfort …

Mellody Hobson talked candidly about her TED Talk “Color blind or color brave?”

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Watch the video Published on YouTube Aug 7, 2015 Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, talked candidly with PwC US Chairman Bob Moritz about her powerful TED Talk “Color blind or color brave?” — and specifically making people accountable for diversity in hiring. This video clip is part of a bigger “PwC Talks: Being color brave” discussion, available at www.pwc.com/pwctalks.