An Environmental Law Institute Women in Environmental Law and Leadership (ELI WELL) Seminar
On August 6, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved Nasdaq Stock Market board diversity listing rules. America’s second largest stock exchange now has set binding gender and diversity targets for its listed companies. Firms on the NASDAQ, which include tech giants such as Apple and Tesla, will have to have at least two diverse directors, or explain why they do not. The directors should include one person who identifies as female and another as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+.
With these recent changes, ELI’s WELL Initiative returns to the topic of increasing gender diversity within the boardroom. Building on the "The Value of Increased Women on Board" seminar from September 2019, panelists will reflect on the latest NASDAQ rules, as well as share their personal experiences serving on corporate boards and provide insight on how to become a board member.
This event is not being recorded. Please be aware that this event is subject to the Chatham House Rule. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
Jane Luxton, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, former General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Moderator
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Chair of the CIEL Board of Trustees (Center for International Environmental Law), Board Member of VEIC (Vermont Energy Investment Corporation), former Board of Directors of Interface, Inc.
Marsha Dixon, Associate General Counsel, NASDAQ
Catharine de Lacy, co-founder of Riar Associates, LLC, former Corporate Director of TORC Oil & Gas Ltd (TSX:TOG) a Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) portfolio company
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