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SV150 Board Diversity Update

Silicon Valley Tech Sees Rapid Increase in Women on Public Boards

Dotty Schaffer, June 20th, 2019

The tech sector may be known for the rapid adoption of change, but I confess I was surprised to see the short amount of time it has taken for women's representation in the boardrooms of Silicon Valley to go way up.

Currently women directors fill 23% of the board seats on the Lonergan SV150.  Compared to our

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Board Diversity in 2019

Lessons from the Front

Dotty Schaffer, May 7th, 2019

Since the passage of California State Law #967, my firm has heard from dozens of public companies as they try to diversify their boards. Often, this is the first time that these board have considered using a search firm for the effort. Our Managing Partner Mark Lonergan, who is also the Chairman of the Silicon Valley

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California Mandates Women on Public Boards

Words of Advice from a Silicon Valley Board Recruiter

Dotty Schaffer, October 1st, 2018

On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed California legislation mandating every public board in the state must have at least one woman board director by the end of 2019. The goals of the legislation are to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling.

In our August 2018 blog on the top 150 public companies in

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Henry VIII as CEO

Dotty Schaffer, August 19th, 2015

In my line of work I am privileged to know many extraordinary leaders. Now and then I run into one that I call Henry, usually when I’ve been asked to replace him.

Prince Henry of England wasn’t raised to be king. He was a spoiled child, whose mother and grandmother doted on him. He was handsome, well read, musical, spoke several