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Colorado Nears the National Average for Women on Boards of Directors

Colorado Nears the National Average for Women on Boards of Directors

New research finds that Colorado increases the proportion of board positions held by women to 23 percent which is within 1 percentage point of the national average

Denver, Colo., July 13, 2021 – Over 85 percent of Colorado public companies now include one or more women on their board of directors, according to the most recent “Women on Colorado Boards: State of the State” analysis conducted by Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation.

This is a reversal from the majority all-male boards seen as recently as 2014. Boardbound’s research also Full Article

Boardbound Colorado Releases Latest Progress Report

Boardbound Colorado Releases Latest Progress Report –

Colorado is making progress at a faster rate and is on par with the national average for the first time:

  • Colorado public companies have 21% women on their boards. 
  • With an increase of 4 percentage points in 2020, Colorado’s pace is much improved from the average of 0.8 p.p. in early years 2011-17
  • Over 80% of public companies now include a woman on their board which is a reversal from a majority all-male boards as recently as 2014
  • 20% of Colorado public companies have 3 or more women on their board versus Full Article

Inforum Webinar on Black Women in the Boardroom

Inforum Webinar on Black Women in the Boardroom (VIDEO)

Gender diversity is growing on boards of directors – especially at large companies – but that growth largely has bypassed women of color, especially Black women. This panel, held on August 14th, 2020, discusses the business case for including Black women on corporate boards, strategies for doing so, and what investors/companies can do to influence public companies in their director selections.

Black Women in the Boardroom from Inforum on Vimeo.

Executive Women of New Jersey Updates Leadership Numbers

NJThumbnailExecutive Women of New Jersey recently released updated numbers for women in leadership in the 99 New Jersey companies on the Russell 3000.  Top findings from the report include the following.

  • Of 942 board seats in 99 companies, 141, or 15%, were held by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these companies held only 13.7% of seats.
  • The 18 NJ Fortune 500 companies within the NJ Russell 3000 did slightly better, with 45 of 202 board seats, or 22.3%, filled by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these Full Article

Forum of Executive Women: Little Change in Philadelphia

PAThumbnailThe Forum of Executive Women in Philadelphia has updated its “Women on Boards” report for 2015.  Key findings from the report, which includes the 100 largest public companies in the region include:

  • 35 companies had no women on their boards
  • 49 companies had no women in their top executive ranks
  • 60 companies had no women among their top earners
  • 94 companies were headed by a male CEO

Overall, women hold only 13 percent of board seats and 13 percent of executive positions these companies.

The Forum also reports on women in leadership roles in Full Article