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DirectWomen’s International Board Committee co-hosted a webinar with Catalyst on the subject of international board service. Many experts maintain that a better gender balance at the C-suite and Board level offers substantial advantages for companies. Research has shown that a balance between men and women results in more balanced corporate decision making, greater profitability and even the possibility of avoiding bankruptcy risks. This webinar explored the pathways to a seat on an international board through a discussion of experience, subject matter expertise, and mandates abroad.
Lisa Savitt (Moderator), Partner, The Axelrod Firm and Chair, DirectWomen International Boards Committee
Trudy Curran, Director, Riversdale Resources Limited, Baytex Energy Corp. and Member, Alberta Securities Commission
Suzanne Rich Folsom, Former General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President, U.S. Steel Corporation and Director, AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.
Anke Meier, Partner, Noerr LLP and Member, Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes
Ashley Mac Isaac-Butler, Director, Catalyst Women On Board™ and Government Relations, Canada, Catalyst