More women are taking control in boardrooms across America. In fact, you’ll find more at companies, such as Tokens.com Corp. (NEO:COIN)(FSE:76M), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Bumble Inc. (NASDAQ:BMBL), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), and Nasdaq Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ). In fact, according to NBC News, a record number of women took over Fortune 500 companies in 2020. In addition, “During the first quarter of 2021, 41 women will lead Fortune 500 companies. That’s just 8.2 percent, but an improvement from the 33 companies in 2019 and 24 in 2018. Going back 20 years, there were just two companies on the list that were run by women, according to Fortune.”
After all, “Diversity of thought leads to diversity of action which is critical for the performance, culture, and survival of our largest corporations,” Therese Gedda, an executive coach and future of work expert, told NBC News. “This is even more important with the range of uncertainties we are likely to face in the coming decades,” added NBC News.
Look at Tokens.com Corp. (NEO:COIN)(FSE:76M), for example
Tokens.com Corp. just announced the addition of Emma Todd to its Board of Directors. “We are pleased to have Emma join our board. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will play a key role in Tokens’ strategic future,” said Andrew Kiguel, CEO.
“These are exciting times and I am thrilled to be on the board of a publicly traded company that is providing an environmentally friendly alternative to replace crypto mining,” commented Emma Todd.
Emma is CEO of MMH Blockchain Group, Chairwoman of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium’s FinTech Committee, a board member of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium, and Chairwoman of Girls In Tech. She is also past Chairwoman and Executive Board Member of Blockchain for Impact, which works alongside the United Nations.
As a seasoned speaker, Emma has spoken on a panel at Parliament in Ottawa, the United Nations Headquarters and shared the stage with various heads of state, U.N. Ambassadors, Al Gore, Edward Snowden, members of the U.S. Congress, and Senate, and more. Emma has helped some of the world’s largest banks succeed including J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and HSBC. She has also amassed a string of accomplishments including being awarded one of the Top 100 Black Women to watch in Canada, the Top 50 Caribbean Women in Tech, being nominated for the Trailblazer Diversity in Tech Awards, and being named one of 2019’s Top 100 Influencers for Sustainable Development Goals.
Tokens.com’s Board will regularly evaluate its composition to ensure it includes the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to drive growth for all Tokens.com’s shareholders.
Other related developments from around the markets include:
Advanced Micro Devices announced revenue for the first quarter of 2021 of $3.45 billion, operating income of $662 million, net income of $555 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.45. On a non-GAAP* basis, operating income was $762 million, net income was $642 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.52. “Our business continued to accelerate in the first quarter driven by the best product portfolio in our history, strong execution and robust market demand,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “We had outstanding year-over-year revenue growth across all of our businesses and data center revenue more than doubled. Our increased full-year guidance highlights the strong growth we expect across our business based on increasing adoption of our high-performance computing products and expanding customer relationships.”
Bumble Inc., the parent company of Bumble and Badoo, two of the world’s highest-grossing dating apps with millions of users worldwide, announced that it will report financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2021 following the close of market on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Company will host a corresponding conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on that day.
Citigroup Inc. released its 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, an annual report that highlights the ways in which Citi is enabling progress and sustainable growth in communities across the world. This report and related summary not only detail the progress Citi has made on its longstanding ESG priorities over the past year, but also its efforts to adjust and address the immediate and longer-term challenges posed by the global pandemic. “The events of 2020 are a stark reminder that companies like ours have a role to play in helping tackle the world’s toughest problems – and this sense of responsibility drives our ESG agenda,” said Jane Fraser, Citi CEO.
Nasdaq Inc. has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.54 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on June 25, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 11, 2021. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
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