Terri Krivosha's Commentary Featured in Minnesota Women's Press Article on Women Serving on Boards
January 08, 2009
Terri Krivosha, member of Maslon's Business and Securities Group and former chair of the firm, was featured in the Minnesota Women's Press article, "A place at the [board] table." The article, which appears on the cover of the January 7 - 20 issue, examines behavioral differences between male and female board members, such as a recent study's findings that there is a greater willingness in female board members to ask tough questions and confront executives. Backing up such differences, the article leads with Krivosha's story of serving on a board for an organization where she questioned the rest of the board about the organization's very existence.
The article juxtaposes the valued distinctions of women board members against the dismal representation of female board directors at fortune 500 companies, 15.1 % in 2008, and advises on how to find the right board and become a member. The writer suggests that the best bet is to identify an organization whose mission aligns with your passion and then contact the board members about your interest.
Krivosha advises, "For those who are board members, don't just look for your own kind. And consider a pro-active approach toward diversity—adopt a commitment to diversity."