Women CEOs are a gold mine for company stocks
With the demographics of technology and aerospace executive leadership slowly changing to include more women, there have been startling discoveries made recently that are too mind blowing not to share.
Per booz.com’s “2012 Chief Executive Study,” the number of CEO turnovers in 2012 was the second-largest in the 13-year history of the study, second only to that in 2005. Among new CEOs in 2012, only 5 percent—or 15—were women. This ﬁgure is the highest since 2009, but still tiny.
Since 2012, it doesn’t take much research to notice that there have been drastic increases in stock prices since women have come into power. One example is Marillyn Hewson elected president and COO and chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Lockheed Martin on November 9, 2012. As shown below in the graph the Lockheed Martin (LMT) stock price has increased almost 43% since the announcement.
LMT Courtesy of MSN Money
Scrum Approach to running Agile SE meetings
Two months after the newly minted Agile System Engineering (SE) Working Group is initiated, there is a realization that the group comprised of a range of experienced Agile developers to novices. To maximize the benefit to all, a decision is made to run the meetings using Scrum to efficiently learn concepts and give experts additional real-time experience.