Teleconference: A Deeper Dive into the 2012 Global Board of Directors Survey

WomenCorporateDirectors, Heidrick & Struggles, and Professor Boris Groysberg of the Harvard Business School discuss findings and implications of 2012 Board of Directors Survey.

One of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate board directors to date, the 2012 Board Survey uncovered striking similarities – and differences – among men and women corporate directors.

In this teleconference, the survey's researchers will discuss the emerging trends in governance and board priorities revealed by the research – and the implications of these trends for companies today. A portion of the call will be dedicated to a Q&A with teleconference attendees.

Susan Stautberg, co-founder and co-chair of WomenCorporateDirectors and president of PartnerCom Corporation
Bonnie Gwin, vice chairman and co-managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles' CEO and board practice
Dr. Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
Davia Temin, founder and CEO of Temin and Company, and WomenCorporateDirectors advisory board member (moderator)

To apply to participate in the teleconference, please contact Temin and Company at or 212-588-8788.

Findings for discussion:

  • Directors' views of the top 2012 political issues affecting their companies
  • Impact of the regulatory environment
  • Differences between men and women directors on effective ways to build board diversity
  • Continuing debate around diversity quotas
  • Skills gaps on boards – including technology expertise and talent management
  • Importance of social media, "the cloud," and other technologies to boards
  • Difference in prioritizing energy costs and environmental sustainability in U.S. vs. non-U.S. directors
  • Views on board term limits
  • Lack of tracking to measure effectiveness of board decisions
  • Insufficient time during board meetings to discuss strategy
  • Inadequate training for new members and lack of means to address poorly performing directors

For further information or to suggest a question for the hosts, please contact Suzanne Oaks or Trang Mar of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or

/PRNewswire -- Oct. 1, 2012/

SOURCE WomenCorporateDirectors

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