April 2021 Report Summary

April 2021 Women Joining Public Boards Report at Record Level– April 44% Percent of Women Appointees after past six months averaging 40%; 21.8 % women of color in April

The number of women appointed to public boards rose in April 2021. In April, women comprised 44% of all public board appointments: public companies appointed 147 women and 87 men to their boards. The women appointed continue to identify as diverse with 32 women in April identifying as diverse. 17 of the 32 women, 53.12%, identified as African American, closely followed by 9 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 5 women identifying as Hispanic and 1 woman identifying as Middle Eastern/North African. The New York Times, Broadway Financial Corporation and BioLife Solutions, are some of the companies that appointed diverse women to their board. This trend towards including diverse voices in leadership is one that continues.

During our April 27th Executive Roundtable, “Flipping the Script on Private Company Board Diversity” co-hosted with our partners at Bolster, experts covered the important role Independent Directors play on private company boards – and how we can ensure more diversity on private company boards. Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director, Global Equity Initiatives, Out Leadership, commented, “we need to start asking and supporting diverse individuals so they can be tracked. What is not measured, is not achieved.”

Of the 147 women appointed to the boards of public companies, 88 were first time board appointments. Some of these first time board appointments hold board seats at Expedia Group, Inc. and Wilhelmina International, Inc. We will continue to watch and monitor this trend to ensure that the number of women occupying board seats across all industries continues to grow and the pipeline strong.

In April, healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by industrials and financial services with 14.2% of women filling board seats at industrial companies. In the financial services sector we see companies like Signature Bank and Lemonade Inc taking steps to appoint women.

The overall trends across companies continue to rise breaking the recent 40% mark and with up to 25% of the women identifying as women of color. Equilar and WBC are tracking and analyzing the growth and rotation of board seats and the expanding candidate pool. We will continue to track not only the women in terms of numbers, diversity and profile; but the companies and industries in which female board members are present and how many of the overall board seats are held by women. The time is now for women to sit across all companies, boards, and sectors. Please, join us in celebrating, tracking, analyzing, and promoting women on boards of public companies.

CompanyTitleEthnicity
Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.Alexandra Larson
Gates Industrial Corporation plcAlicia L. Tillman
BioLife Solutions, Inc.Amy DuRoss
Gaia, Inc.Anaal UdaybabuAsian / Pacific Islander
Dover Motorsports, Inc.Anastasia Thomas Nardangeli
Origin Bancorp, Inc.Andrea La’Verne EdneyBlack / African American
Diodes IncorporatedAngie Chen ButtonAsian / Pacific Islander
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.Audrey Robertson
BlackLine, Inc.Barbara WhyeBlack / African American
SunPower CorporationBernadette Baudier
The New York Times CompanyBeth A. Brooke
Antero Resources CorporationBrenda R. Schroer
Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc.Caitlin Murphy
Barrett Business Services, Inc.Carla A. Moradi
Daseke, Inc.Catharine D. Ellingsen
SiTime CorporationChristine A. Heckart
Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Christy J. Oliger
AppHarvest, Inc.Ciara A. Burnham
LTC Properties, Inc.Cornelia ChengAsian / Pacific Islander
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.Cynthia MarshallBlack / African American
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dagmar Rosa-BjorkesonHispanic / Latino
America's Car-Mart, Inc.Dawn C. Morris
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.Deanna M. Mulligan
PAVmed Inc.Debra J. White
Dow Inc.Debra L. Dial
PAE IncorporatedDelara Zarrabi
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.Dina M. Colombo
Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Inc.Dipti Amin
Amerant Bancorp Inc.Dolores M. Lare
Douglas Emmett, Inc.Dorene C. DominguezHispanic / Latino
Lazard LtdDr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner
Predictive Oncology Inc.Dr. Christina Lee Jenkins MD
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Georgia Keresty
Metacrine, Inc.Dr. Julia C. Owens Ph.D.
Abeona Therapeutics Inc.Dr. Leila Alland M.D.
Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Luciana Borio M.D.Hispanic / Latino
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.Dr. Monica P. Reed M.D.Black / African American
Abiomed, Inc.Dr. Paula Adina Johnson M.D.Black / African American
Triple-S Management CorporationDr. Roberta Herman M.D.
Akero Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Yuan Xu Ph.D.Asian / Pacific Islander
Intersect ENT, Inc.Elisabeth A. Sandoval
IES Holdings, Inc., Valaris LimitedElizabeth Darst Leykum
AAR Corp.Ellen M. Lord
Seaboard CorporationFrances B. Shifman
Custom Truck One Source, Inc.Georgia R. Nelson
Roblox CorporationGina Mastantuono
SI-BONE, Inc.Helen LohAsian / Pacific Islander
Citizens & Northern CorporationHelen Santiago
QuinStreet, Inc.Hillary B. Smith
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.Ina Michelle Matthews
PS Business Parks, Inc.Irene H. Oh
Lemonade, Inc.Irina Novoselsky
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.Janet Dorling
Contango Oil & Gas CompanyJanet W. Pasque
Cars.com Inc.Jenell R. RossBlack / African American
Power Integrations, Inc.Jennifer A. Lloyd
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.Jessica Uhl
Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc.Jessie English
Aspen Technology, Inc.Jill D. Smith
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.Joan Chow
Pilgrim's Pride CorporationJoanita Karoleski
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc.Joanne Curley
Virtu Financial, Inc.Joanne M. Minieri
Tilray, Inc.Jodi L. Butts
Chuy's Holdings, Inc.Jody L. Bilney
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Johanna Mercier
Evelo Biosciences, Inc.Julie H. McHugh
Rambus Inc.Karen Rogge
Contango Oil & Gas CompanyKaren Simon
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber CompanyKarla R. Lewis
Lydall, Inc.Katherine Carolyn Harper
W.W. Grainger, Inc.Katherine D. Jaspon
Select Medical Holdings CorporationKatherine Davisson
Employers Holdings, Inc.Katherine H. Antonello
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc.Kay Kuenker
Duke Realty CorporationKelly T. Killingsworth
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.Kim Sablich
Wrap Technologies, Inc.Kimberly C. Sentovich
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.Kristina M. Leslie
SI-BONE, Inc.Laura A. Francis
Titan International, Inc.Laura K. Thompson
Quanterix CorporationLaurie J. Olson
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.Laurie R. Beyer
ChannelAdvisor CorporationLinda M. Crawford
West Bancorporation, Inc.Lisa J. Elming
Old Republic International CorporationLisa Jeffries Caldwell
Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.Lisa M. Stanton
EchoStar CorporationLisa W. Hershman
Loop Industries, Inc.Louise S. Sams
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.Lubomira Rochet
Q2 Holdings, Inc.Lynn Antipas Tyson
Signature BankMaggie Timoney
The Bank of New York Mellon CorporationMarguerite Amy Gilliland
Zions Bancorporation, National AssociationMaria Contreras-SweetHispanic / Latino
Ikena Oncology, Inc.Maria Koehler M.D., Ph.D.
Broadway Financial CorporationMarie C. JohnsBlack / African American
Sequential Brands Group, Inc.Marjorie L. Bowen
Broadway Financial CorporationMary Ann Donovan
PAE IncorporatedMary M. Jackson
Wilhelmina International, Inc.Maya Burkenroad
La-Z-Boy IncorporatedMelinda D. Whittington
Aptiv PLCMerit E. Janow
Praxis Precision Medicines, Inc.Merit Ester Cudkowicz
Origin Bancorp, Inc.Meryl Kennedy Farr
H&R Block, Inc.Mia F. MendsBlack / African American
Beam GlobalNancy C. Floyd
Icahn Enterprises L.P.Nancy Martori Dunlap
Hostess Brands, Inc.Olufunlayo Olurinde Fajemirokun-Beck
Expedia Group, Inc.Patricia Menendez-CamboHispanic / Latino
Vroom, Inc.Paula PretlowBlack / African American
Sabre CorporationPhyllis W. NewhouseBlack / African American
Ebix, Inc.Priyanka KaulAsian / Pacific Islander
BioLife Solutions, Inc.Rachel Ellingson
INVO Bioscience, Inc.Rebecca Messina
Tilray, Inc.Renah Persofsky
Rocky Brands, Inc.Robyn R. Hahn
1st Source CorporationRonda Shrewsbury Weybright
Steelcase Inc.Sara Elizabeth Armbruster
Bank of Marin BancorpSecil Tabli WatsonAsian / Pacific Islander
Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Shamim Ruff
Howmet Aerospace Inc.Sharon R. BarnerBlack / African American
Cedar Realty Trust, Inc.Sharon Stern
Akamai Technologies, Inc.Sharon Y. BowenBlack / African American
Integra LifeSciences Holdings CorporationShaundra Clay
DSP Group, Inc.Shira Fayans-BirenbaumMiddle Eastern / North African
SeaSpine Holdings CorporationShweta ManiarAsian / Pacific Islander
ADT Inc.Sigal Zarmi
Lemonade, Inc.Silvija Martincevic
Dare Bioscience, Inc.Sophia Nnenna Ononye-OnyiaBlack / African American
TechnipFMC plcSophie Zurquiyah-Rousset
ModivCare Inc.Stacy Saal
Nielsen Holdings plcStephanie PlainesBlack / African American
Morphic Holding, Inc.Susannah Gray
Kintara Therapeutics, Inc.Tamara A. Seymour
JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.Tracey Irene Joubert
NuZee, Inc.Tracy Ging
StepStone Group Inc.Valerie Gay Brown
Kimball International, Inc.Valerie R. LoveBlack / African American
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.Verett MimsBlack / African American
A. O. Smith CorporationVictoria M. Holt
Chimerix, Inc.Victoria Vakiener
Sabre CorporationWendi Sturgis
Moxian, Inc.Yahui Zhao
Olema Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Yi Larson
Turtle Beach CorporationYie-Hsin HungAsian / Pacific Islander
Voya Financial, Inc.Yvette S. ButlerBlack / African American

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