Lawmakers seek gender diversity on corporate boards

The Lowell Sun

UPDATED:   08/02/2015 01:19:52 PM

 

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are calling on corporations in Massachusetts to add more women to their governing boards.

The Senate has approved a non-binding resolution that encourages publicly-traded and privately-held companies to improve gender diversity on boards and among top management.

According to the resolution, women made up 48 percent of the state’s labor force in 2014 but held less than 15 percent of corporate director seats and less than 12 percent of executive officer posts among the state’s 100 largest public companies.

The measure sponsored by Sen. Karen Spilka of Ashland and Rep. Patricia Haddad of Somerset sets goals for corporations with nine or more directors to have at least three women on their boards by the end of 2018, and firms with smaller boards to have at least two female directors.

Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_28574661/lawmakers-seek-gender-diversity-corporate-boards#ixzz3hhzKFbFk

“The people cannot look to legislation generally for success. “

Calvin Coolidge

 

Keep Cool with Coolidge Picnic

The Coolidge Picnic is this Sunday an we are excited to host this year’s guest.  Here is a little background on our guest speaker, Rushad Thomas. We promise it won’t be the same old political rhetoric.

Rushad Thomas is the Program and Editorial Associate at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. In this capacity he coordinates all programming for the Foundation, including lectures, the debate program, and other events. He is also in charge of the Foundation’s social media outreach, and is responsible for the website and the blog. Additionally, Rushad manages the Foundation’s research and scholarship efforts.

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A native of Bushnell, Florida, Rushad attended Florida A&M University as a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in December 2011. In May 2014 Rushad obtained a Master of Arts degree in Government from the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. While at Regent Rushad worked as a graduate assistant for Dr. Eric Patterson, an expert on just war theory, and conducted research on a variety of historical and policy issues ranging from terrorism and drones to the Spanish-American War. Rushad also received the Outstanding Research Award for his thesis “The Political Movement of Pat Robertson,” as well as the Outstanding Graduate Award from the School of Government in recognition of his excellence in leadership, scholarship, and service.

Rushad’s love for Calvin Coolidge came after reading Amity Shlaes’ biography Coolidge. The responsible manner in which President Coolidge stewarded the public purse greatly impressed Rushad, and he is grateful for the opportunity to share the President’s life and legacy with the American people.

Rushad’s love for Calvin Coolidge came after reading Amity Shlaes’ biography Coolidge. The responsible manner in which President Coolidge stewarded the public purse greatly impressed Rushad, and he is grateful for the opportunity to share the President’s life and legacy with the American people.

THE BEST PRESIDENT YOU DON’T KNOW

The latest course from Prager University about one of our “most productive” presidents, former governor of Massachusetts, Calvin Coolidge. He reduced the deficit and limited the expansion of government. 

http://www.prageruniversity.com/History/Coolidge-The-Best-President-You-Dont-Know.html

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Americans today place enormous pressure on presidents to “do something”…anything, to get the economy going. There was one president, though, Calvin Coolidge, who did “nothing” — other than shrink government. What happened? America’s economy boomed. Is there a lesson to be learned? Award-winning author, historian, and biographer Amity Shlaes thinks so.

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