Leisa: Hello. I’m Leisa Holland-Nelson, and welcome to PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m today’s guest host, and with me is Mary Bottie, former Motorola executive and current board member for Flexsteel Industries. Mary’s in Houston visiting the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Conference for Women, and you’ve been talking about some interesting statistics about women in the workplace and women on boards. How are things changing today, Mary?
Mary: Well, things are changing in that more women are being invited into the boardroom, not as quickly as we like – about 5 percent increase since 2002 when I started on a board of directors. But what I see coming in the future is more and more companies are putting retirement restrictions on their board members, which weren’t there before. So what I believe we’re gonna see is more and more openings on those boards and more opportunity for women to enter.
Leisa: Thank you, Mary. This has been a Thought Leader Production brought to you by PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook.