Advancing Women to the Boardroom

Driving Change in Our Communities

Established in 2004, ION is the national consortium whose mission is to increase the number of women appointed to corporate boards and to the executive suite. Representing nearly half of the 28 million women in management and professional roles across the nation, ION is the only confederation of member organizations in the US engaged in this work.

Through its annual research reports, the sharing of best practices, thought leadership and board search referrals, ION provides a national platform and voice for collaboration, education, advocacy, and outreach for the advancement of women across corporate America.

More than one-third of working women - nearly 28 million - work in managerial and professional positions in the US, stepping into critical leadership roles and leading innovation across all sectors of society. ION's member organizations are working to ensure their paths to leadership are free from gender-based barriers, and that all organizations benefit from skills and perspectives that women bring to the table.

On December 8-9, 2016, Skytop Strategies presents, “Gender Equality in the C-Suite & Boardroom: The Path to Value Creation." This two-day conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, and will engage institutional shareholders, public company executives, search firm executives, practice experts, researchers and academics in discussions on the latest developments in efforts to achieve gender parity in the C-suite and on the board. 

Members of ION's network will be eligible for a discount on the delegate registration fee. Watch for more information here as details are confirmed. 


Gender Diversity in Corporate America at a Standstill
13percentnewION’s Annual Census of Women Board Directors and Executive Officers of public companies includes 2014 data from U.S. corporations in the Russell 3000 (R3000).

As has been the case in the past, the numbers show little change - only 13% of the corporate board seats and executive officer positions in the R3000 are held by women.

For more information or a copy of the latest report: ION Reports.


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