About this Report
Companies named in the report represent various industries to include high-tech, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, energy and retail and more. 22% of women appointed were appointed to boards of public companies in the healthcare sector and 17.6% of women appointed were appointed to board of public companies in the technology sector. This is interesting as it includes companies like Adobe and Inuit and the trends for increasing numbers of women of color on boards continues.
The rise in the number of women appointed to boards of public companies also increases the number of seats women hold overall. According to the WOB 2020 Gender Equality index women hold 22.6% of board seats of the Russell 3000 companies prior to October. Women joined the board of 23 companies in the Russell 3000 index in October and we are working to track the share of seats women hold across not only companies in the Russell 3000 index but all public companies.
WBC will continue to track not only the women, in terms of numbers, diversity and profile; but the companies and in which industries are women board members and how many of the overall board seats are held by women. The time is now for women to sit across all companies, all boards and all sectors. Join us in tracking, analyzing, promoting and celebrating women on boards of public companies.
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