Dean Elaine Eisenman has been selected to the Diversity 100 List of candidates for executive boards by Agenda, a weekly newsletter for corporate leaders.

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Elaine Eisenman, Dean of Executive and Enterprise Education at Babson College, has been named to the 2010 Agenda Diversity 100 Guide of Top Diverse Board Candidates published by Agenda, a weekly newsletter focusing on corporate boardrooms.

271 candidates, including executives, academicians and government officials, were nominated for places on The Diversity 100 Guide, a resource for balancing a board culture that is predominantly white and male. A 14-member committee of governance experts narrowed made the final selections.

An organizational psychologist, Dr. Eisenman’s career includes experience as a business leader and general manager, HR executive, and organizational consultant. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of both DSW and Active International, and is a founder and board member of Women Corporate Directors.

As both a board member and board consultant, she has extensive experience in corporate governance and is a frequent speaker on corporate governance issues, focusing on boardroom dynamics, CEO succession, and the role of the compensation committee in managing risk. Eisenman is co-author of I Didn't See It Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business, published by John Wiley and Sons. Her article, "Power in the Post-Sarbanes Oxley Boardroom" was published in Directorship magazine. Her article, "Public Policy: Enabler or Inhibitor of Entrepreneurial Companies?" is included in the Praeger series on Entrepreneurship. Her article, "Why CEOs Become Blindsided," was published in

Dr. Eisenman has held senior executive positions at both public companies such as American Express, Enhance Financial Services Co., and The Children’s Place, and private companies such as PDI International, a global consulting firm, where she was general manager of the Northeast region, and Management & Capital Partners, a retained executive recruitment, management consulting, and venture capital firm, where she was chairman.

Dr. Eisenman earned a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, and an MS from Columbia University.

Agenda is a weekly newsletter that gives readers a glimpse into the most relevant issues hitting corporate boardrooms across the country. Whether it's the latest regulatory issues, such as new Sarbanes Oxley requirements, or emerging best practices, Agenda's content always hits the mark. Find out how other corporate directors are guiding their companies though these issues, as well as audits, compensation issues or new board nominations.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

By Nancy Sullivan,, 781-239-4623 | 12/01/2010 06:00