Don Beyer and Bloomberg Chairman Peter Grauer Launch Initiatives Promoting U.S. Competitiveness with Women’s Economic Empowerment

Oct 5, 2015 5:10 AM ET

Originally posted by Rep. Don Beyer

“Women are the backbone of our economy, and it is time Congress had their back,” Rep. Don Beyer said today as he announced a “Men for Women” House Caucus to promote economic growth through women’s empowerment.

Beyer was joined by Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club.  The Club is a group of business leaders committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organizations through voluntary actions.  The club launched in 2014 with an aspirational goal of achieving 30% women on S&P 500 boards by the end of 2020.  Today, there are 49 U.S. chairman and CEO members committed to using a range of levers to achieve meaningful, sustainable change.  Member Chairmen and CEOs include Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, Mike Fucci of Deloitte, Larry Fink of BlackRock, Clarke Murphy of Russell Reynolds Associates, and Ursula Burns of Xerox.

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