Chairman of Veon
Former chairman of Xerox
“We are 50% of the population in the world. We are as educated, as talented – we should be able to carry that through to the heights of governance in corporate America.
It's essential to have women on boards to provide a different point of view in the decision-making process."
"You have to turn down men that you know, that you think are talented and good, and literally lean towards a woman choice. I encourage companies to use The Women’s Forum of New York as a valuable resource to find professional women.
If you’re that purposeful, then we will be able to get to parity by 2025.” The Women’s Forum of New York has a database of CEO-sponsored, board-ready women available at no cost to companies and search firms.
There are plenty of qualified women out there – but it is the company’s responsibility to utilize these resources and be focused on gender equality.
Roger Ferguson - CEO TIAA
"Boards with more diverse voices, lead to companies with better financial performances."
Peter Grauer - Chairman Bloomberg L.P.
"It's not a pipeline issue... it's a demand issue."
Patrick Burke - CEO HSBC North America
"It's simple... you have to tell yourself, I'm going to find a qualified candidate with a diverse background ."