The gap with workers widened even further as public companies granted top executives rich pay packages partly inspired by Tesla.
Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.
The longtime chief operating officer of Facebook’s parent company, Ms. Sandberg said it was “time for her to write the next chapter of my life.”
The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any predecessors away.
BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street collectively manage more than $20 trillion in assets. It’s not a political problem, but it might be an economic one.
It’s highly unusual to move from a “poison pill” to a $44 billion deal in under two weeks. But Twitter’s board ran out of options.
The grocery delivery start-up changed its leadership, slashed its valuation and shifted its strategy after sales slowed.
The company’s decision to sell seems to have been based purely on the financials, with little if any regard for other stakeholders.
The world’s richest man succeeded in a bid to acquire the influential social networking service, which he has said he wants to take private.
Twitter’s 11-member board met on Sunday morning to discuss Mr. Musk’s offer to buy the company and take it private.
A group has accused the majority-white board that operates the Virginia estate of the nation’s fourth president of thwarting an agreement to share control.
Mr. Musk, Twitter’s biggest shareholder, is free to buy more stock in the company and could use the platform against itself. Some employees are dismayed.
The announcement reverses a decision last week, when Twitter said Mr. Musk would become a board member after amassing a 9.2 percent stake in the company.
Casey Newton and Kara Swisher discuss Twitter’s recent shake-up.
In a blow to the state’s efforts to deal with disparities in the workplace, a judge found the law unconstitutional. It’s unclear whether the state will appeal the ruling.
The school’s chairman and biggest benefactor, Bruce Kovner, had wanted its president, Damian Woetzel, to leave after a negative evaluation. He marshaled support and stayed.
The tech billionaire, who has been on the board of the company formerly known as Facebook since 2005, is backing numerous politicians in the midterm elections.
In the wake of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates’s divorce, their foundation adds members to its new governing board.
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.