First-Rung Corporate Male CEOs Active at Women's Forum Global Meeting

RedTracker| Gathering 1,300 prestigious participants in Deauville, France, the 6th Women’s Forum Global Meeting concluded Saturday with six CEO Champion commitments, designed to help females to advance as business executives.

They include requiring diverse candidates as a priority, building the CEO Champion network, creating a catalogue of good practices in cross- company mentorship for talented women and developing ways to foster balance between personal and professional lives for both men and women. via PR Newswire   (more)

Comments from James S. Turley, Global Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young, who co-hosted the meeting with the Women’s Forum echoed those of several prominent men who attended the meeting: 

“We all recognize both the power of diverse perspectives in our leadership ranks and the critical role women play in economic growth around the world. As business leaders, we must take personal action toward further progress – this is as strategically important to our businesses as revenue growth, product innovation, or geographic expansion.  I look forward to working with the other CEO Champions to build upon the initial success of this groundbreaking initiative.” via PR Newswire

The NYTimes reports that 13 men committed to these important new initiatives to move women forward in business. All was not rosy in terms of action plans. The male leaders hate board of directors quotas, which have worked to put women in legislative positions in several European countries and now in India. Read on: Plenty of Suits and Ties at Annual Women’s Business Forum via NYTimes