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Volume 13, Number 4 • February 16, 2016
In this issue: Feature Articles | Bonus Online Content | Calendar of Events | News

MAGGIE WILDEROTTER ON ROI –
RETURN ON IMPACT


Interview with a corporate leader who sees her role as bringing out the best in people.



BY MAGGIE WILDEROTTER

Maggie Wilderotter was spotlighted at the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) 2015 Global Institute. She engaged in a Q&A interview with WCD Chairman and CEO Susan Stautberg before a crowd of 300 accomplished women executives at the event, and has been named by WCD as the winner of the Visionary Award for Strategic Leadership for 2016.

You can read more about this announcement in the News section in this e-Briefing.

 
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WHY LAWYERS SHOULD HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE

How general counsel experience can be very valuable in governance.

BY SARA HAYS

Corporate boards of directors traditionally have largely been made up of CEOs. The thinking has been that to guide the company, financial acumen and management expertise are of primary importance to protect shareholder interests. Left out have been lawyer-directors, historically perceived to lack the breadth of business skills necessary to steer the enterprise.

But in an increasingly global and regulated business environment, as well as one characterized by emerging opportunities and evolving risks, the time has come for boards to broaden and diversify beyond traditional director backgrounds.
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6 RULES FOR EQUITY USAGE AND PROGRAM DESIGN

Compensation committees should follow these rules to get a head start.

BY STEPHEN CHARLEBOIS | LAURA WYATT

Recent IT governance discussions have focused on the issue of cybersecurity risk — as they should — but managing data center and physical infrastructure risks can be just as vital to the enterprise. If data center errors cause a downtime event and bring IT operations to a halt.
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EVENTS

8th Annual Global Ethics Summit
March 9-10, 2016

The Summit offers the opportunity to hear from some of the most reputable multinational company leaders and top industry experts from a diverse set of organizations. Having the chance to exchange ideas with an expert faculty of over 75 speakers and more than 400 delegates offers an informative environment. 

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2016 Catalyst Awards Dinner
March 16, 2016

2016 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiative: Gap Inc.—Women and Opportunity. CEO Art Peck will accept the Catalyst Award for the game-changing global initiative that leverages Gap Inc.’s long-standing culture of equality and inclusion as a business tool to attract top talent, advance women’s representation globally, increase employee engagement and retention, and drive business results. The event will take place at the on March 16 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

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NEWS

WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation Names 2016 Visionary Award Winners 

Honoring companies and CEOs who are pioneering best practices in corporate governance and boardroom diversity, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCDF) has named Publix, The Santander Group, Ulta Beauty, Frontier Communications Executive Chairman Maggie Wilderotter, and Izumi Kobayashi, director at ANA Holdings, Suntory, and Mitsui and Co., as its Visionary Award winners.
                             
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The Conference Board and Leading Professional Firms Join Forces

The Conference Board announces the launch of The Directors’ Collective, a new initiative that brings together the independent research and thought leadership of The Conference Board with the subject matter and global expertise of professional services firm KPMG, executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and law firm Khaitan & Co. 

                          
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Temin and Company Releases New White Paper Series

Temin and Company is inaugurating a series of white papers, Reputation Matters, addressing our core work in a number of areas that may be of interest to you as you re-evaluate your marketing, media, thought leadership, and social media strategies; prepare for crisis before it happens; and recover from crisis once it has hit.

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