Discussions on gender equity and CEO assessment

November 2018

Compensation committees are not impervious to the pressure on corporate boards to address new topics or novel approaches to longstanding issues. The increasing urgency to achieve gender equity—including but not limited to pay equity—has changed the agendas of several Compensation Committee Leadership Network (CCLN) members’ compensation committees. In addition, members seek to evaluate the effectiveness of their CEO assessments.

On October 29-30, 2018, CCLN members met in Washington DC and were joined by Lori Nishiur Mackenzie, Executive Director of Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and co-founder of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Lab, and Stephen Miles, founder and CEO of the Miles Group, to discuss opportunities to address these issues and other topics of interest to committee members. This ViewPoints synthesizes those conversations.