Some executives say corporate boards have often overlooked qualified women and nonwhite people. That may be changing.
Jelena McWilliams, the FDIC’s chairwoman, doesn’t always go along with President Biden’s agenda. Other regulators want to push her out.
Shareholders had accused Pinterest’s board of directors of failing to respond to a pervasive culture of discrimination and retaliation against women and people of color.
In her most substantial day of testimony, Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, painted herself as someone whose best intentions were misinterpreted.
The president moved to replace two members who have been supporters of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a step that could portend a shift in leadership at the agency.
Some patrons of the LongHouse Reserve are upset that its veteran director was let go, but the board says it needed new leadership to expand the garden into a museum with a broader mission.
At this point in my career, as a senior leader, I welcome it when people engage me on the topic of race in the workplace.
Mr. Gates, who at the time was Microsoft’s chairman, had asked a female employee out on a date, a Microsoft spokesman said.
Elon Musk announced the move at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, hosted at a factory Tesla is building near Austin.
The New York Times’s media columnist, Ben Smith, reported that Ozy’s chief operating officer had apparently impersonated a YouTube executive during a conference call with Goldman Sachs bankers.
Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that Ms. Holmes had not been forthcoming with the board about her start-up’s problems.
Private companies are lagging behind publicly traded firms, but don’t receive the same scrutiny.
The trial for the founder of Theranos, the once high-flying blood testing start-up, will cap a saga of Silicon Valley hubris, ambition and deception.
Only 6 percent of board seats at Japanese companies are held by women. After years of unkept promises, these businesses are now facing pressure both at home and abroad to diversify.
While Japan’s corporations have long resisted the entreaties of activist shareholders, Toshiba had come under intense pressure after a series of scandals.
An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?
The legislation requires many public companies in Germany to have at least one woman on the supervisory board.
The energy giant’s stunning loss was the work of a tiny hedge fund that believes investing for social good is also good for the bottom line.
The latest version of a multiyear analysis of Fortune 100 and 500 companies found that white women made some gains but that true representation is decades away.
The new board member is likely to join two other candidates put forward by an activist investor who were declared winners last week.
The oil giant’s unexpected boardroom defeat by an activist investor hinged on a few key moments.
The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.
Big stock funds own increasingly large chunks of publicly traded companies, leaving fund shareholders without a vote on corporate governance. But there’s a better way.
The Rev. Kevin O’Brien had delivered the homily at a Mass for the inauguration of President Biden in January.
Mark Emmert’s extension stunned conference commissioners and university athletic directors and reflected some stubbornness as the N.C.A.A. faces legacy-shaping reckonings.
Wayne LaPierre has led the National Rifle Association for 30 years, but his implacable image looked threadbare in bankruptcy court.
The chairwoman and three other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.
Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.
His departure comes in the wake of a job posting, since corrected, that described the museum’s core audience as “white,” and amid criticism from a trustee, some staff and local artists.
Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.
Let’s have an honest conversation about GameStop.
The University of California is aiding the San Francisco Art Institute, but S.F.A.I. officials say selling a $50 million Rivera could save the school. Former students are outraged.
The suit had been brought by Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, who said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.
While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.
Devon Broglie is the latest figure in the Court of Master Sommeliers to be accused of an inappropriate relationship.
Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.
The pandemic and the movement for racial justice have tested corporate pledges to elevate social concerns alongside shareholder interests. A new study finds companies are failing to follow through.
Despite pledges to nominate more members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups, companies have made little progress over the last five years.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, an electric utility, quickly said it would reconsider its move to shift some work to contractors outside the United States.
It’s time for companies to move beyond mere tweets and hire more black employees at every level.
For a group of elite black executives, police killings and protests have unleashed an outpouring of emotion and calls for action.
Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, is now overseeing the U.S. initiative to development coronavirus treatments and vaccines. His financial interests and corporate roles have come under scrutiny.
Public pressure to diversify boards forced public companies to change. And private ones, too.