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Ukraine veers closer to collapse as activists in Donetsk proclaim ‘people’s republic’
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Unsurprisingly, this also works really well if you substitute the word "speaker" with "board director" Female Conference Speaker Bingo
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The hopes & dreams of women. A series of photos & stories from women & their daughters from around the world
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EU voters will soon decide who'll be  pres of Euro Commission. An interview w Jean-Claude Juncker & Martin Schulz #EU
This May, European voters will decide for the first time who becomes the president of the European Commission. In a SPIEGEL interview, leading candidates Jean-Claude Juncker, 59, and Martin Schulz, 58, discuss their views on tax havens, euro bonds and the losers in the debt crisis.
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Germany To Play Central But Expensive Role in Sanctions against Russia #Ukraine #Russia #Germany #EU
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As testimony begins, here's my take on how GM can recover #corpgov   #GM  
Distracted by a bankruptcy, a bailout, and a succession of CEOs, GM lost its focus on safety. But with the right decisions by its management and board, the company can bounce back.
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I really like this - it is incredibly sweet and the observations are interesting: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things
If photographer Gabriele Galimberti has learned anything photographing children around the world with their favorite toys, it’s that kids, no matter their circumstances, love to play.
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Serious #CSR labor issues: Hershey Investors Suing Over Child Labor Can Pursue Files #corpgov #ethics #Africa
Hershey Co., the largest chocolate maker in the U.S., was ordered to face a lawsuit by investors seeking to force it to turn over records about cocoa from African farms that may use illegal child labor.
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Airlines & hotels:recent signs that the recovery in the travel market may be here for the long-haul #travel
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Lucy is the founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting Committed to fostering sustainable success for funding organisations, Marcus Venture Consulting works with venture capital and private equity funds, institutions and corporations to build strong funding businesses. She is also Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School focusing on corporate governance, ethics and leadership. Lucy also writes a column for Reuters on the intersection of boards and leadership.

Lucy serves as non-executive chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund Investment Panel, and is non-executive director and chair of the board audit committee of BioCity Nottingham. She is a CIBAM Cambridge Associate at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM). She is co-founder, judge and served as chair of the board of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards, and is a member of the international advisory board of the Instituto de Empresa Business School. She is the co-founder and chair of Leadership in Conflict which develops leaders in conflict and post-conflict zones and also applies those lessons to leading in some of the most challenging environments, sectors, and spaces in the world, from health care to boardrooms. Lucy is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek,The Huffington PostCSRWire, and other global publications, writing on boards, leadership, ethics and innovation.

Lucy served as an independent non-executive director and treasurer on the board of the International Step-by-Step Association. She served on the advisory board of the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, was a fellow at the Judge Business School and was a non-executive director and board treasurer and fellow of the British-American Project. She also served on the board of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. Lucy is also the chair of The Global Task Force on Building Women Leaders, and the founder of HighTech Women.

Bringing a 360 degree perspective, Lucy has worked in a number of sectors from software and the internet to government and financial services. Prior to founding Marcus Venture Consulting, Lucy was co-founder and VP of Marketing and Sales of an enterprise management software company, she was in charge of Marketing and Business Development for EMEA at Infinity Financial Technologies, ran theEMEA operations of a communications consulting company, and worked at Price Waterhouse in the East European Services Division and at the US Treasury Department’s Economic Policy Division.

Lucy was awarded the 2011 Thinkers 50 Future Thinkers Award, and she was voted one of 6 of “Britain’s Best Connected Women” in the UK Institute of Directors’ Director Magazine. Named as a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow, she was the recipient of the Yale University “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” Award, and was selected for one of the 2011 National Association Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 lists. She is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Crown Fellowship Program and a fellow of the British-American Project. She was selected to take part in the BMW Foundation Transatlantic Forums, and the Council of the United States and Italy’s Young Leaders Forum. The Independent Newspaper ranked Lucy as 43rd in their “Most Powerful Britons on Twitter”. Lucy was featured as “Director of the Month” in Director Magazine, was listed as a “face to watch” in Management Today Magazine’s list of Britain’s 50 Most Powerful Women, and in Business Age Magazine’s “10 Women Changing the Direction of British Business”. She serves on the Steering Committee for The Wall Street Journal Task Force on Women in the Economy.

A regular speaker on global economic trends and best practices for corporate governance leadership, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, technology, and women in business, Lucy is frequently quoted in the press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Reuters, Forbes, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Les Echos, the Guardian, Globes, The Korean Times, Financial News, and Venture Capital Journal. She has been profiled in the Financial Times, Tornado-Insider Magazine, and Lynne Franks’ Seedfusion. Lucy has appeared on CNBC, Sky Business Report, and BBC World Service; her articles have been published in Mediaite and Management Today Magazine, amongst others. She was also profiled in the book “Powerful Women: Dancing on the Glass Ceiling” (Wiley 2001), and contributed to “Women in the New Economy: A Regional Perspective” (The Smith Institute 2001).

A dual American and British citizen, Lucy holds a B.A. from Wellesley College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England).

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