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OnBoard Georgia Celebrates 30 Years and Announces New Leadership

OnBoard Georgia Celebrates 30 Years and Announces New Leadership

OnBoard, celebrating 30 years of advocating for women on corporate boards, is pleased to announce Rachel Perry, Atlanta Market Leader, Aon, as the Chair of its Board of Directors. Perry follows two outstanding years completed during Immediate Past Chair Kelly Gay’s term and leads the organization as it marks its 30th Anniversary, notably with the publication of the 30th Annual Study surveying women on Georgia corporate boards. Read the full press release on OnBoard Georgia’s website.

Colorado Boardbound Highlights Progress

Colorado Boardbound Highlights Progress

Boardbound by Women’s Leadership Foundation of Colorado’s semi-annual study of women on Colorado boards was recently covered by The Denver Post.  The article highlighted the progress of women of color on boards, interviewed an alumna of the Corporate Boardbound program, and quoted a CEO who recently hosted a CEOs for Women on Boards event for his fellow CEOs and board directors.

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.

Financial Women’s Association Statement on Black Lives Matter

From the President’s Message – June 9, 2020

…The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the spotlight they have thrown on the inequalities that exist in society as a whole made me reconsider the theme in a new light.

As the President of an organization dedicated to advancing women in finance, I recognize that for all the lack of equality we face as women, our Black sisters – and for that matter, all women and men of color – face exponentially greater challenges.

While it is not explicitly our mission to address racial inequality and Full Article

OnBoard Statement on Black Lives Matter

As president of OnBoard, a nonprofit whose mission is to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards, I want to explicitly state on behalf of our board that we support racial equity and all Black lives. With this in mind, I want to share some concrete examples of what we are doing to:

  • offer meaningful programs for our board members, membership and sponsors, designed to facilitate conversations and increase the visibility of Black women executives
  • mitigate hurdles that would prevent Black women from participating in our organization; and
  • increase the number of Black men Full Article

The Boston Club Statement on Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the black community as we all grieve for the senseless murder of George Floyd and many others before him. These acts of violence and hatred are deplorable leaving us feeling anger, despair and tremendously heartbroken.

As events unfold, it is another reminder of the ongoing societal issues that drive racial tensions. It is up to each and every one of us to listen to, and strive to understand, each other’s experiences, and to lead at all times with compassion and empathy. Change starts with each one of us. We must Full Article

Inforum Statement on Black Lives Matter

In recognition of the tragic events that have unfolded across our nation in recent weeks and months, Inforum salutes the commitment and courage of peaceful protesters seeking meaningful change so that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the many other African American men and women taken by racism and police brutality will not have ended in vain.

It’s important as well to acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the deep inequities that affect women of color, at home and at work. More people of color have died from the virus, and women and people of color are Full Article

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