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Now for the news…
Two studies point to significant improvements being made on the diversification of corporate boards, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new data show a sharp increase in the amount of black board nominees and women directors across the S&P 500. But the data also show that some boards are still dragging their feet when it comes to refreshing with new members. Half of public companies added no new directors over the past year, the Journal reports, a sign that the message from institutional investors is only going so far.
The spotlight on women business turned to shapeware brand Spanx this week, after Blackstone bought a minority stake in the business. The Blackstone deal team was made up entirely of women, who worked with Spanx founder Sara Blakely to seal the agreement for the company, which has since agreed to an all-women board.
Have a great weekend,
Mike and Chris