June 17, 2015

Proxy Disclosure: Call for “1st Annual Awards” Nominations

With so many companies now improving their proxy disclosures, I’ve decided to hold an annual contest for proxy disclosures. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, July 1st. The winners will be decided by you – via anonymous popular voting. In three weeks, I will post the nominees to be voted upon in the following 14 categories – in the meantime, please submit your nominations by emailing them to me.

Here are three things to note (see our full set of FAQs):

– Self-nominations permitted
– Max of 3 nominations per company
– No need to explain why you’re nominating a proxy for a category(ies). Just let me know the company name and the category(ies) for which it is being submitted.

Here’s the categories:

1. Best Overall Proxy (Combined Online & Print)
2. Best Print Proxy – Large Cap
3. Best Print Proxy – Mid-to-Small Cap
4. Best Online Proxy – Large Cap
5. Best Online Proxy – Mid-to-Small Cap
6. Most Improved Print Proxy
7. Most Improved Online Proxy
8. Most Persuasive Supplemental Letter/Additional Soliciting Materials
9. Best Executive Summary
10. Best CD&A
11. Best CD&A Summary
12. Best Shareholder Engagement Disclosure
13. Best Director Bios Disclosure
14. Best Shareholders Letter

Sights & Sounds: “The Women’s 100 Conference ’15″

Just wrapped both of my “Women’s 100” Conferences over the past two weeks – DC and Palo Alto. Like last year, they were very interactive & loads of fun. Here’s a nice note from Mintz Levin’s Megan Gates about it. [By the way, Megan & her team are doing a great job with their new blog – check it out!] Also check out this emotional speech by Prudential’s Peggy Foran, who earned the “Linda Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award” in DC.

Here’s a 40-second video that gives a little bit of the DC event’s flavor (with a nice wave cheer) – and then below that is a 40-second video of the Palo Alto event (great “boom shakalaka boom” at the end):

– Broc Romanek