2020 Women on Boards is a National Awareness Campaign to Get 20% Women on Boards of organizations.
Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, the trail-blazing CEO of Los Angeles-based 2020 Woman on Boards (2020WOB), a national public awareness campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. Betsy is also the author of “The Board Game – How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors.”
In recent news we saw two timely actions by the New York State Common Retirement Fund, and asset management firm BlackRock during the current 2018 proxy season. Both institutional investment organizations stated they will oppose re-election of corporate directors currently on U.S. boards if they don’t have certain minimums of women on their boards.
The NY State pension fund announced it would vote against all directors of a company that has no women directors.
BlackRock ($6 Trillion in assets) announced in February it would vote against the nominating committee chair on boards without at least two women directors.
Finding herself at the epicenter of the zeitgeist, Betsy has a passionate and informative viewpoint on this welcome turn of events that at long last may reveal a trend—opening board room doors to more women as directors. She shares current statistics and in-depth understanding of all news on this subject. For 24 years, she has owned a retained executive search firm, and knows from the inside out how corporate boards handle searches for new directors.
Betsy is also an accomplished media professional, who for five years co-hosted a weekly Southern California radio show “Unfinished Business”, with Renee Fraser on KFWB News Talk 980, until the station was sold by CBS.
ABOUT 2020 WOMEN ON BOARDS:
2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) is a nationwide public awareness campaign fueled by volunteer campaign committees in more than 20 cities that have staged annual events called “The National Conversation on Board Diversity” every November since 2012. In 2017, more than 3,500 women and men attended, and many more participated on social media. New mid-year workshops during summers will educate future women candidates in major cities. On Thursday, November 15, 2018, up to 30 cities will participate, with expected attendance of 5,000. Founded in 2010 in Boston, 2020 Women on Boards has relocated its national headquarters to Los Angeles.