April 2022 Report Summary

Board Appointments by Gender April 2022

Companies continue to move towards parity and the commitment to diversifying board composition continues. Women are rising in numbers and in representation in the boardroom. In April women comprised 41.1% of new appointments to the boards of public companies. Public companies appointed 125 women to boards and 175 men to their boards. Women are rising up, and the monthly average holding steady at around 41%.

While only 44 of the newly appointed women Board members (35% of new women appointments) chose to self-disclose their race, we continue to see diversification. In April, Black/African American women took the lead in board appointments again with 18 women being appointed to public boards, making up 40.9% of the 44 newly appointed women. They are closely followed by 17 Asian/Pacific Islander women (38.6%), 1 Middle Eastern / North African woman (2.27%), 8 Latin / Hispanic women (18.18%). The Home Depot, Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., and Signature Bank, are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their boards.

Women of Color appointed to boards in April 2022

Of the 125 women appointed to the boards of public companies, 76 or 60.8% were first time board appointments, a substantially higher percentage compared to previous months. Thus, the trend to build the pipeline and number of women on boards continues to rose. In April, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by Financial Services companies and Technology companies; with appointed women filling 24% of board seats at healthcare companies and 20% appointed to Financial Services. In the Tech sector, we see strides being made by women at companies like Marvell Technology, Inc. and TaskUs, Inc.

Equilar and WBC are tracking and analyzing the growth and rotation of board seats on public companies 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. Please, join us in celebrating, tracking, analyzing, and promoting women serving on corporate boards.

Activision Blizzard, Inc.Lulu C. Meservey Communication ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Advantage Solutions Inc.Jill L. Griffin Communication Services
Aethlon Medical, Inc.Angela Rossetti Healthcare
AltEnergy Acquisition Corp.Kimberly Heimert Financial Services
ALX Oncology Holdings Inc.Dr. Itziar Canamasas Healthcare
Amerant Bancorp Inc.Samantha Holroyd Financial Services
Amplify Energy Corp.Deborah G. AdamsEnergy
Astec Industries, Inc.Linda I. KnollIndustrials
Aterian, Inc.Cynthia W. Williams Technology
Bakkt Holdings, Inc.De'Ana Dow TechnologyBlack / African American
Bakkt Holdings, Inc.Jill Simeone Technology
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.Allison SchwartzHealthcare
Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Wendy L. Dixon Ph.D. Healthcare
Blue Star Foods Corp.Silvia Sosa Alana Consumer DefensiveHispanic / Latino
Blueprint Medicines CorporationKathryn Haviland Healthcare
Broadmark Realty Capital Inc.Pinkie Dent MayfieldReal EstateBlack / African American
Byline Bancorp, Inc.Margarita Hugues Velez Financial ServicesHispanic / Latino
Cadre Holdings, Inc.Deborah A. DeCotisIndustrials
Carlyle Secured Lending, Inc.Linda Pace Financial Services
ChargePoint Holdings, Inc.Ekta Singh-Bushell Consumer CyclicalAsian / Pacific Islander
ChromaDex CorporationAnn Cohen Healthcare
ChromaDex CorporationKristin Patrick Healthcare
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.Michele N. Siekerka Financial Services
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.Christine B. Taylor-Broughton Financial Services
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.June McAllister Fowler Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Compass Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Mary Ann Gray Ph.D. Healthcare
Compass Therapeutics, Inc.Ellen V. Chiniara Healthcare
Core & Main, Inc.Bhavani Amirthalingam IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.Linda B. Rutherford Financial Services
Custom Truck One Source, Inc.Mary M. Jackson Industrials
Cytosorbents CorporationJiny Kim HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.Gail Mandel Consumer Cyclical
Delta Air Lines, Inc.Leslie D. Hale IndustrialsBlack / African American
Delta Apparel, Inc.Sonya E. Medina Consumer CyclicalHispanic / Latino
Digimarc CorporationMilena Alberti-Perez TechnologyHispanic / Latino
Douglas Emmett, Inc.Shirley Wang Real EstateAsian / Pacific Islander
Dow Inc.Jerri L. DeVard Basic MaterialsBlack / African American
DXC Technology CompanyCarrie W. Teffner Technology
Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.Laura F. Clark Financial Services
Energy Services of America CorporationAmy E. Abraham Industrials
Enovis CorporationAngela S. Lalor Industrials
Enovis CorporationBarbara W. Bodem Industrials
Enovis CorporationDr. Christine Ortiz IndustrialsHispanic / Latino
Equitrans Midstream CorporationDiana M. Charletta Energy
Erasca, Inc.Jean I. Liu Healthcare
Escalade, IncorporatedAnita Sehgal Consumer CyclicalAsian / Pacific Islander
Evelo Biosciences, Inc.Tonya Williams HealthcareBlack / African American
EVgo, Inc.Katherine Motlagh Consumer Cyclical
Excelerate Energy, Inc.Carolyn Jeanne Burke Utilities
F45 Training Holdings Inc.Vanessa Douglas Consumer Cyclical
FMC CorporationKathy Lynn Fortmann Basic Materials
FRP Holdings, Inc.Nicole B. Thomas Real EstateBlack / African American
Green Brick Partners, Inc.Lila A. Manassa Murphy Consumer CyclicalHispanic / Latino
Green Giant Inc.Rongrong DaiReal EstateAsian / Pacific Islander
GreenBox POSNancy Adele Hogan Technology
Greenlane Holdings, Inc.Renah Persofsky Healthcare
H.B. Fuller CompanySrilata Zaheer Ph.D. Basic MaterialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Hasbro, Inc.Elizabeth Hamren Consumer Cyclical
IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc.Dr. Catherine J. Mackey Ph.D Healthcare
indie Semiconductor, Inc.Diane W. Biagianti Technology
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.Muna Bhanji HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.Jill Bright Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Kimberly-Clark CorporationSylvia Mathews BurwellConsumer Defensive
LianBioWei Wei Chen HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Lipocine Inc.Dr. Jill M. Jene Ph.D. Healthcare
M&T Bank CorporationJane P. Chwick Financial Services
Macy's, Inc.Jill Granoff Consumer Cyclical
Macy's, Inc.Marie A. Chandoha Consumer Cyclical
Marvell Technology, Inc.Sara C. Andrews Technology
Mclaren Technology Acquisition Corp.Sheila Bangalore Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
MeiraGTx Holdings plcDr. Debra Yu M.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
MetLife, Inc.Carla A. Harris Financial ServicesBlack / African American
MGIC Investment CorporationTeresita M. Lowman Financial ServicesHispanic / Latino
Milestone Scientific Inc.Benedetta I. Casamento Healthcare
Movano Inc.Nan-Kirsten Forte Healthcare
NanoString Technologies, Inc.Teresa M. Foy Healthcare
New England Realty Associates Limited PartnershipMartina Alibrandi Real Estate
OFG BancorpAnnette Franqui Financial Services
Outbrain Inc.Yaffa Krindel Communication ServicesMiddle Eastern / North African
Paragon 28, Inc.Meghan Scanlon Healthcare
Paragon 28, Inc.Meghan Scanlon Healthcare
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.Julie J. Robertson Energy
Paymentus Holdings, Inc.Jody R. Davids Technology
PennyMac Mortgage Investment TrustCatherine A. Lynch, CFA Real Estate
PetMed Express, Inc.Diana G. Purcel Healthcare
Phio Pharmaceuticals Corp.Patricia A. Bradford Healthcare
Plug Power Inc.Jean A. Bua Industrials
Plug Power Inc.Kavita Mahtani IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Privia Health Group, Inc.Nancy G. Cocozza Healthcare
Public Service Enterprise Group IncorporatedJamie M. Gentoso P.E.Utilities
Public Service Enterprise Group IncorporatedValerie A. Smith UtilitiesBlack / African American
Rallybio CorporationChristine A. Nash Healthcare
Republic Bancorp, Inc.Jennifer N. Green Financial Services
RiceBran TechnologiesJean M. HeggieConsumer Defensive
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers IncorporatedCarol M. Stephenson Industrials
Rollins, Inc.Louise S. Sams Consumer Cyclical
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.Dr. Leslie L. Shoemaker Basic Materials
Sera Prognostics, Inc.Dr. Jane F. Barlow MD, MPH, MBA Healthcare
Seritage Growth PropertiesTalya Nevo-Hacohen Real Estate
Servotronics, Inc.Karen L. Howard Industrials
Skechers U.S.A., Inc.Yolanda Macias Consumer CyclicalHispanic / Latino
Smith Micro Software, Inc.Asha Keddy TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Solitario Zinc Corp.Debbie Mino-AustinBasic Materials
Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc.Indira Agarwal Financial Services
Super Micro Computer, Inc.Judy L. Lin TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Synchrony FinancialKamila K. Chytil Financial Services
Syneos Health, Inc.Michelle Keefe Healthcare
TaskUs, Inc.Jill A. Greenthal Technology
TaskUs, Inc.Michelle Gonzalez Technology
Teleflex IncorporatedNeena M. Patil HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
The Carlyle Group Inc.Linda P. Hefner Filler Financial Services
Troika Media Group, Inc.Sabrina YangCommunication Services
Troika Media Group, Inc.Wendy Parker Communication Services
Vince Holding Corp.Kelli Turner Consumer Cyclical
Visa Inc.Teri L. List Financial Services
VMware, Inc.Nicole Anasenes Technology
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.Debra L. Lee Communication ServicesBlack / African American
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.Li Haslett Chen Communication ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.Paula A. Price Communication ServicesBlack / African American
WaveDancer, Inc.Dr. Linda L. Singh TechnologyBlack / African American
Wells Fargo & CompanyCeCelia Morken Financial Services
Wells Fargo & CompanyFelicia F. Norwood Financial ServicesBlack / African American
WesBanco, Inc.Rosie Allen-Herring Financial ServicesBlack / African American
West Bancorporation, Inc.Rosemary Parson Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited CompanyFumbi Chima Financial ServicesBlack / African American
WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp.Erika T. DavisIndustrialsBlack / African American
Nutex Health, Inc.Cheryl Yvonne Grenas Healthcare
Qumu CorporationRose BentleyTechnology