NMSDC’s Ying McGuire Named One of 50 Women to Watch for Boards

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NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire was recently named one of 50 Women to Watch for Boards by 50/50 Women on Boards. This prestigious recognition highlights a diverse group of exceptionally qualified women leaders ready to serve on public company boards across North America. 

In its second year, 50/50 Women on Boards received more than double the applicants from last year, providing unparalleled opportunities for businesses and recruiters to connect with validated board-ready candidates. This comprehensive approach bridges the gap in the search for highly qualified women directors.  

The 2024 submissions were impressive with the most entrants coming from several diverse backgrounds including the Black, Hispanic/Latino, and AAPI communities, with strong representation from the technology, finance, and consumer sectors. Nearly 90% of applicants applied for the first time, highlighting the growing pool of board-ready talent. 

“I am honored to be named to this esteemed list of women leaders and look forward to using this opportunity to elevate NMSDC and its work to accelerate MBE growth,” said NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire.  

Throughout the year, tailored training and visibility opportunities will amplify the finalist’s expertise. Applicants were rigorously reviewed and selected based on expertise, board committee suitability, resumes, essays, and video submissions. The selection process involved the expertise of an exclusive selection committee comprised of stock exchange leaders and board directors, including:  

  • Maria Ariza, CEO of BIVA 
  • James D. White, board chair of Honest 
  • Joe Hurd, non-executive director of Lloyds of London 
  • John Driver, chair and CEO of Lynx Technology and independent board director 
  • Gabriella Halasz-Clarke, vice president of Governance Solutions at Nasdaq 
  • Janet Wong, independent board director at Lucid 
  • Maria Contreras, 24th administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration 
  • Nicole Rosenberg, vice president of Governance and Sustainability at TMX 
  • Kris Pederson, EY Americas, Center for Board Matters leader 
  • Ariane Bourassa, Head, Sustainability and ESG Strategy at TMX 
  • David Chun, founder and CEO of Equilar 
  • Diana Ingram, independent board director of ECMC Group 

To learn more about the 50 Women to Watch for Boards and view the full list of this year’s finalists, visit 5050wob.com. 

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