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
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.
Gender diversity on Maryland public company boards continues to lag behind S&P 500
The number of women serving on corporate boards in Maryland is increasing but continues to lag behind the national average, according to the latest report by Executive Alliance.
Read the full article by Holden Wilen in the Baltimore Business Journal
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 –
Colorado is making progress at a faster rate and is on par with the national average for the first time:
Inforum Webinar on Black Women in the Boardroom (VIDEO)
Black Women in the Boardroom from Inforum on Vimeo.
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
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:
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
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