This extraordinary video is still full of breaking news about the future of the board, over two years after it was filmed

Don’t be fooled by the video thumbnail, it’s not just men talking about women

This is a panel discussion held at Stanford Business School

The following details about the talk were given on the website:

Women on Board:

How Women Are Gaining Ground in Corporate Governance

While the press has frequently noted that CEOs of large companies are mostly men, what about their boards of directors?

Recent research has suggested that multiple women serving on a corporate board can be tied to better financial performance among the Fortune 500.

What makes women strong contributors to corporate boards and has this changed how companies view gender balance in their organizational leadership?


Elizabeth Davila, Consultant and Former Chairman and CEO of VISX, Inc.

Serves on the boards of Accuray, Inc. and Nugen, Inc.

Patti Hart, Former Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Systems and Excite@Home

Serves on the boards of Korn Ferry International, Spansion Inc., and International Gaming Technologies, and previously served on the boards of Plantronics, Inc., Vantive Corp., Earthlink, and Premisys Corp.

John Thompson, Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles

Recognized as one of the most respected CEO and Board recruiters in the nation

Debra Zumwalt, Vice President and General Counsel for Stanford University

Formerly a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, managing partner of the Silicon Valley office and member of the firm’s governing board

Sponsored by:

  • Stanford GSB Center for Leadership Development and Research
  • Stanford GSB Women in Management
  • Stanford Center on Ethics
  • Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance