The Resource Collaborative is pleased to continue to support the efforts of Executive Women of New Jersey’s mission to educate and promote the addition of talented professional women to the Boards of corporations across New Jersey. We are a women owned business made up of staff who have worked for many years within the halls of corporate America and we know the difference women make in the workplace first hand! Along with all of the diversity and equality reasons for choosing women members for corporate boards, here are a few of our own thinking…
Why should corporations appoint women to their Board of Directors? Having gone from breaking through the glass ceiling to having my own Board of Directors, I feel like Elizabeth Barrett Browning, let me count the “whys”:
1. Organizations are beginning to acknowledge that strategic planning is not enough – at the end of the day, decisions are what moves us to action. Women are decisive – we move plans into action quickly.
2. Millennials are looking for organizations who “care” about their staff, the planet, the future and the lifestyle they will be living. Women are natural caretakers.
3. And most importantly, women drive consumerism – when women speak, boards should be listening!
We are looking forward to the EWNJ’s upcoming event “A Seat at the Table” on October 29th!
We look forward to hearing your comments and do not hesitate to reach out to Ellen via email: