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.
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
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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.
This study was produced through a collaboration between Crunchbase, Him 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 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.