50/50 Women on Boards
Betsy is the CEO of 50/50 Women on Boards (previously 2020 Women on Boards), the nonprofit global campaign to accelerate gender balance and diversity on public company boards of directors. Concurrently, she is CEO of Berkhemer Clayton Inc., retained executive search. 2020WOB started in 2010 when the number of seats held by women was only 10%. By 2020, after the first ten-year campaign, the level had risen to 22.6%. And by mid-2021, the statistic increased to 24.4%. Today 50/50 WOB continues its educational programs (Get on Board! Workshops) and advocacy toward the goal that 50% of all public company board seats will be held by women. Every November, the Global Conversation on Board Diversity is held in more than 30 U.S. and international cities. See 5050WOB.com to learn more.
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Interviewed on Day #1 after the passage of the California law SB 826 requiring at least one woman on the board of every public company headquartered in the state by year-end 2019; and at least three women on every public company board by year-end 2021.
Get on Board! Workshops
Presented by 50/50 Women on Boards, our virtual “Get on Board!” workshops provide highly-focused and customized coaching to women from all over the world who want to learn techniques and strategies for finding corporate boards seats.
It is a business imperative today for women of all racial backgrounds to serve on public company boards of directors. Shareholders are insisting, and consumers are demanding, more women directors. Now is the time for business women, especially women of color, to step forward as potential candidates. My books will help you find your own board seat.
– Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire
In The News
SB826 Law in California Requires Public Companies to Have a Minimum of Three Women Corporate Directors
SB826 law in California, signed by Governor Brown in September of 2018, requires public companies to have a minimum of three women corporate directors. Betsy originated the law and NAWBO-California led the seven-year campaign to get the law passed. As a result, 200...
Heard on American Airlines and also on US Airways.
From The New York Times: Focused Effort to Narrow the Gender Gap on Corporate Boards A program at George Washington University School of Business is helping women be considered for board seats and training them to step into those posts. Read the Full Article...