In the guest chair:
Board President of OnBoard, Jackie Parker, joined us in the studio today to talk about the need for more women in the board room and in the C-suite.
OnBoard, formerly the Board of Directors Network (BDN), was founded in 1993 with the initial focus of increasing the number of women on corporate boards of both public and private companies. Today, OnBoard has grown into a prestigious organization as the leading authority on women in the boardroom and executive suites of Georgia public companies and publisher of the annual (and first-ever) study on women’s progress in holding public board and C-suite positions.
Jackie Parker is president and founder of JWP Consulting LLC, a firm that assists corporations and nonprofits to design and implement strategies to achieve social impact. In addition to her OnBoard leadership, she currently serves as a board member for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, YWCA-Atlanta Chapter, Leadership Atlanta, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
“Apple CEO, Tim Cook, isn’t happy with the company’s diversity numbers. The numbers show that 70 percent of their global workforce is male.”-Dana Barrett
“It’s about dreaming big and holding true to what you believe.”-Jackie Parker
“Facts and research show that when there is diversity at the top there is more innovation and greater growth.”-Jackie Parker
“If you have a seat at the table use your voice.”-Jackie Parker
“OnBoard was started in 1993. The group advocates to get more women in the highest level of organizations in Georgia.”-Jackie Parker
“One thing that we’re quite proud of is that we offer a referral service. It’s a great opportunity to connect companies who are looking for qualified women board members with the perfect candidates.”-Jackie Parker
“I’m sick of trending! I don’t care what’s trending! What’s trending right now is the word trending and it’s getting on my nerves!!”-Dana Barrett
“You know what I want to know about?! What’s not trending! The stories that aren’t being told over and over again.”-Dana Barrett
In the headlines:
- Shelly Stirling was finally able to sell the LA Clippers after a judge overruled her husband Donald’s attempt to stop the sale. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer is now officially the owner.
- The Aunt Jemima heirs have filed a suit against Quaker Oats saying they are due royalties for using her likeness and her recipes.
- Fort Mac’s neighbors are worried that the new Tyler Perry studios planned for the site won’t be good for them. Tyler Perry says “not to worry”.
- Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is taking the helm of a new startup called Glamsquad.
- And Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s “not satisfied” with the company’s diversity numbers.
- Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club. Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS by Greg McKeown – and the meeting is Monday September 8th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!