This Week in Women

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest Prime Minister

BBC News

Alphabet Adds Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Arnold to Board – bringing the total number of female directors to three


Earlier this year, Robin Washington, outgoing chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences Inc., joined the Alphabet board as longtime chairman Eric Schmidt and former Google Cloud chief Diane Greene announced plans to step down. Ann Mather, the former CFO of Pixar, joined the board in 2005.

2019 Sportsperson of the Year: Megan Rapinoe

Sports Illustrated

Megan Rapinoe is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year. She is just the fourth woman in the award’s 66-year history to win it unaccompanied, a feat that is both a remarkable athletic achievement and a reflection of entrenched gender biases

All Mrs. Claus Wants for Christmas is Pay Equity

Wall Street Journal

TIME 2019 Person of the Year – Greta Thunberg

TIME Magazine

This is not fearmongering; this is science. For decades, researchers and activists have struggled to get world leaders to take the climate threat seriously. But this year, an unlikely teenager somehow got the world’s attention.

2019 Study of Gender Diversity in Private Company Boardrooms

This study was produced through a collaboration between CrunchbaseHim For Her, and Kellogg School of Management. Authors for this study include Ann Shepherd, Him for Her and Lauren Rivera, Kellogg School of Management.

Of the 200 companies studied — each backed with close to $100 million or more in funding and founded since 2004, or valued over $500 million — 60 percent (121) did not have a single female board member. By comparison, only 10.8 percent of the boards of Russell 3000 companies and none of the boards of S&P 500 companies are all male.

“The Wing” in Boston built by local female-led construction company

WCBV Boston

The Boston space located right on the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets was built by Elaine Construction in Newton. Its president, Lisa Wexler, is the third generation of her family to run the company her grandfather started that’s now named after her grandmother. Wexler says the company is making deliberate efforts to broaden the traditionally male-heavy construction work force.

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