Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone
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Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone

Women’s representation on boards reaches a milestone

Women now hold more than 20 percent of the board seats at the top 3,000 publicly-traded companies, an achievement that reaches the goal set by national advocacy group 2020 Women on Boards a year early.

Data governance company Equilar Inc. analyzed gender representation on the boards of directors at companies in the Russell 3,000 Index, which represents about 98 percent of all publicly traded U.S. companies, and found that women now hold 20.2 percent of board seats. Download the “Equilar BoardEdge” report (PDF)

That number is a significant increase from 15 percent in 2016, when Equilar began tracking the measure, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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