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Oct 25, 2016

Network 2000 changes name to Executive Alliance

Network 2000, a Maryland organization dedicated the advancement of professional women has changed its name to Executive Alliance – A Catalyst for Women Leaders in Maryland, the organization announced Tuesday during its annual Women of Excellence luncheon. Ann Quinn, the organization’s president, said the change was brought on by the need to update the organization’s […]

Jun 9, 2016

Women board directors in Maryland still lag national average

While the number of companies with no women in their boardrooms or executive suites has decreased from 17 to 14 in the past year, Maryland still lags behind the national average in its percentage of women directors, according to the latest report from Network 2000. Overall, the number of women directors at Maryland companies increased […]

Nov 5, 2015

Sheila Johnson: Break barriers by pursuing your passion

It’s no secret that a lot of networking in the business world takes place on the golf course. When entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson realized that she was barred from joining many golf courses, she bought her own. At the Network 2000 Women of Excellence Luncheon on Thursday, Johnson gave hundreds of women business leaders at […]

May 5, 2015

Some gains, some losses for women in Md. boardrooms

While the number of women holding seats on the boards of Maryland companies increased in 2014, a new survey finds the state still lags behind the national average and has an increasing number of companies with no female directors. "They're mixed results," said Ellen R. Fish, executive vice president of Hamilton Bank. Fish compiled the data for the 2015 Census of Women Board Directors in Marylan[...]

Oct 30, 2014

Network 2000 continues push for gender equality in business

The male CEO who was honored for his commitment to female leadership told about 800 people Thursday that having 20 percent of top positions filled by women — as do his companies — is still unacceptable.

Larry Hogan, Anthony Brown
Sep 30, 2014

Hogan, Brown mum on gender equality pledge

Neither gubernatorial nominee is willing to commit to filing half of their appointive positions with women.

May 7, 2014

Women make gains in Md. board rooms

Maryland has fewer companies, and therefore board seats, than it used to, but more of those seats are filled by women.

May 2, 2013

Editorial: Maryland companies need to lean in more

In a forward-thinking state like Maryland, it’s disappointing that companies are behind the curve when it comes to making sure that their leadership is diverse.

Apr 30, 2013

State lags in percentage of females as executives and filling board seats

Men continue to drastically outnumber women in leadership positions at Maryland companies, according to a report that tracks the number of female executives and board members at public companies in the state.

Dec 9, 2012

Luwanda Jenkins – Sallie Krawcheck’s insights inspire and challenge

There’s something very affirming and reassuring about a highly accomplished professional woman who can admit that she’s faced many challenges and setbacks on her path to success.

Apr 29, 2012

Luwanda Jenkins – Women on corporate boards: Work in progress

The recent release of Network 2000’s 2012 Census of “Women Board of Directors in Maryland” reminds me of that advertising slogan from back in the ‘70s — “you’ve come a long way baby” — which in addition to selling Virginia Slims cigarettes boldly proclaimed that women were forging ahead on all levels. While the news […]

Apr 22, 2012

More boards in Maryland add women

The number of public companies in Maryland with at least one woman board member and executive officer increased by nine in 2011 from 2010, according to a report by Network 2000 Inc. The 2012 Census of Women Board Directors in Maryland, which looked at 84 public companies during fiscal year 2011, showed several increases in […]

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