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With a seat at the leadership table, a strategic budget and Board support… you will unleash a marketing super power. According to Board advisors, when a company brings in a new President from outside their organization, one of the first two positions that President personally fills...

What strategies need to be in place to truly impact diversity in your organization? In this Director’s Cut Podcast, Christina de Vaca, CEO of Corporate Directors Forum, discusses how she made it a goal to work with her team on increasing diversity among monthly guest speakers...

Why Should You Care? California made the first move in 2018 by passing bill SB 826 to insure that publicly traded CA companies reflect gender diversity on their Boards. Currently, women hold 17.7% of Board seats in Public Companies, which is remarkable given research shows that...

What Directors and Leaders Should Know Now! The premise of blockchain is brilliant: a decentralized ledger that eliminates the possibility for failure by taking centralized components out of the picture. Specifically, what blockchain technology is meant to do, is automate trust.  Proponents predict blockchain will bring...

5 Proven Ways to Outperform the Competition: Is your company’s leadership truly dedicated to innovating?  Are leaders rewarded for creative fails? Do you recognize the innovation blockers?  Recent research from Washington University Olin School of Business is predicting 40% of Fortune 500 Companies will be bankrupt...

We hope you are all ready for a long weekend ahead. As usual, we are attaching here some brief notes from last week's breakfast event, AI & Robotics: A Leadership Perspective. We hope you will continue to stay abreast of the role of AI and...

BDO is pleased to share the 2018 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer, prepared by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and Audit Analytics, which examines how public company audit committees approach the public communication of their external auditor oversight activities. Click here to view the intro by BDO...

Megan Gates identifies cybersecurity and ESG (environment, social, and governance) as two key areas of particular interest to both the SEC and institutional investors in 2019 and the need for companies to address these areas as they update risk factor disclosures in their annual reports....