WomenCorporateDirectors Co-founder, Susan Stautberg, Statement on Facebook and Sheryl Sandberg: "A Role Model for Women Around the Globe"

Jun 26, 2012, 15:05 ET from WomenCorporateDirectors

NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The addition of Sheryl Sandberg as a Facebook director will not only bring diversity of thought and gender to the board, but also provides a role model for other aspiring women leaders working at Facebook and in other companies around the globe. 

"WCD's Global Nominating Commission – a high-level task force of corporate nominating committee chairs and members – is exploring effective approaches from around the world to build diverse boards that will make a difference for the world."

For more information about WomenCorporateDirectors and its Global Nominating Commission, or to speak with Susan Stautberg, please contact Trang Mar of Temin and Company at 212-588-8788 or news@teminandco.com.

About WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD)

WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors, comprised of more than 1,400 members serving on over 1,550 boards in 43 chapters around the world. In this new era of responsibility, WCD is committed not just to good governance, but to governance with global vision. Smart boards are going global in members and mindset. Our members share information and insights in order to ensure best practices in corporate governance around the world.

WCD's global chapters are located in Arizona, Atlanta, Australia, Beijing, Bogota, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Denmark, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Indonesia, Israel, Lima, London, Mexico City, Malaysia, Melbourne, Minnesota, Morocco, Mumbai, New York, Nigeria, Northern California, Northern/Central Europe (Berlin), Paris, Philadelphia, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, South Africa, Southern California, South Florida, Switzerland, Tennessee, Toronto, United Arab Emirates, and Washington, D.C.

In 2012, WomenCorporateDirectors launched the WCD Global Nominating Commission. The Commission is a high-level task force of select corporate board nominating committee chairs and members from around the world, as well as CEOs, focused on proactively building diverse boards and candidate slates.

Our mission is to continue to expand the WCD community through leadership, diversity, education, best practices in corporate governance, and a focus on development and new board placement opportunities – see WCD's Call to Action to improve diversity on boards. WCD offers local, regional, national, and international forums, providing a platform for turning ideas into action. WCD is supported by its Founding Partners, Heidrick & Struggles and KPMG. For more information, visit womencorporatedirectors.com.

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