April 2024 Report Summary

Companies continue to diversify board composition by appointing women to the board of public companies.

In April, women comprised 37.8% of new appointments to the boards of public companies. Public companies appointed 88 women to boards and 145 men to their boards. The pressure to increase diversity at the board level remains critical to ensuring the advancement of women moving into board positions. 
 
While only 19 of the newly appointed women board members (21.6% of new women appointments) chose to self-disclose their race, boards must continue to diversify and the data continues to highlight the value of disclosure.
 
In April, Asian/Pacific Islander women took the lead in board appointments with 9 women each being appointed to public boards, making up 47.4% of all appointments. They are closely followed by 6 Black / African American women (31.6%). Companies such as Carnival Corporation & plc, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., and Caesars Entertainment, Inc., are leading the way as part of a phenomenal group that have appointed diverse women to their boards.

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 and analyze not only the numbers, diversity and profile of the women being appointed to boards; but the companies and industries in which female board members are present and how many of the overall board seats are held by women.

Company Name Industry Ethnicity on BoardEdge
Alliant Energy Corporation Christie Raymond Utilities
APA Corporation Anya Weaving Energy
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Rakefet Russak-Aminoach Financial Services Middle Eastern / North African
Capital One Financial Corporation Suni P. Harford Financial Services
Crane NXT, Co. Sandra Joyce Industrials Multi-racial
Spire Inc. Sheri S. Cook Utilities
Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. Dr. Marcia J. Avedon Ph.D. Industrials
Nordson Corporation Annette K. Clayton Industrials
Ocwen Financial Corporation Claudia J. Merkle Financial Services
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated Alison S. Rand Financial Services
Upbound Group, Inc. Molly Langenstein Industrials
A. O. Smith Corporation Lois M. Martin Industrials
United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Michelle Freyre Industrials Hispanic / Latino
Carnival Corporation & plc Nelda J. Connors Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Community West Bancshares Suzanne Marie Chadwick Financial Services
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Hongbo Lu Ph.D. Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Team, Inc. Pamela J. McGinnis Industrials
Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. Vicki Mealer-Burke Financial Services
Freshpet, Inc. Lauri Kien Kotcher Consumer Defensive
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. Lizabeth H. Zlatkus Financial Services
Cardlytics, Inc. Liane Hornsey Communication Services
Sterling Bancorp, Inc. Christine Meredith Financial Services
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. Abigail L. Jenkins Healthcare
American Battery Technology Company Susan Yun Lee Basic Materials Asian / Pacific Islander
Enliven Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Lori Anne Kunkel M.D. Healthcare
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Jennie Raubacher Technology
FGI Industries Ltd. Anagha Apte Sreenivasan Consumer Cyclical
Pagaya Technologies Ltd. Tami Rosen Technology
GE Vernova Inc. Kim K. W. Rucker Utilities Black / African American
GE Vernova Inc. Paula Rosput Reynolds Utilities
Charter Communications, Inc. Carolyn J. Slaski Communication Services
Federated Hermes, Inc. Karen L. Hanlon Financial Services
Republic Bancorp, Inc. Yoania Cannon Financial Services
BOK Financial Corporation Dr. Kayse M. Shrum Financial Services
Comcast Corporation Wonya Y. Lucas Communication Services Black / African American
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Maria Black Industrials
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Teresa H. Shea Financial Services
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Shelley Simpson Industrials
The New York Times Company Margot Golden Tishler Communication Services
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Barbara Duganier Utilities
Ryerson Holding Corporation Karen M. Leggio Industrials
Ryerson Holding Corporation Michelle A. Kumbier Industrials
W.W. Grainger, Inc. Cindy J. Miller Industrials
Donegal Group Inc. Britta H. Schatz Financial Services
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Susan Swanezy Real Estate
Fortinet, Inc. Maggie Wilderotter Technology
Aptiv PLC Vasumati P. Jakkal Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
ContextLogic Inc. Elizabeth A. LaPuma Consumer Cyclical
Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Debra Martin Chase Real Estate Black / African American
First Bank Neha Shah Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
GrowGeneration Corp. Starlett Carter Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Maplebear Inc. Victoria L. Dolan Consumer Cyclical
Recursion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Najat Khan Ph.D. Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Hims & Hers Health, Inc. Anja Manuel Consumer Defensive
P10, Inc. Tracey Ellen Benford Financial Services
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Kim Harris Jones Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Bio-Techne Corporation Dr. Judith Klimovsky M.D. Healthcare
Western Alliance Bancorporation Greta Guggenheim Financial Services
Western Alliance Bancorporation Mary Chris Jammet Financial Services
Allied Gaming & Entertainment Inc. Chi Zhao Communication Services
Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc. Deirdre Mahlan Consumer Defensive
Phoenix Motor Inc. Kristine Chen Consumer Cyclical
The Glimpse Group, Inc. Tamar Elkeles Technology
Immunome, Inc. Sandra Swain Healthcare
Smart For Life, Inc. Heather Granato Consumer Defensive
Global Technology Acquisition Corp. I Gloria Fu Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
Global Technology Acquisition Corp. I Courtney Robinson Financial Services
NSTS Bancorp, Inc. Emily Ansani Financial Services
Centuri Holdings, Inc. Anne Mariucci Utilities
Centuri Holdings, Inc. Julie Dill Utilities
Arrivent Biopharma, Inc. Kristine Peterson Healthcare
La Rosa Holdings Corp. Lourdes Felix Real Estate
Snail, Inc. Heidy Chow Communication Services Asian / Pacific Islander
BTCS Inc. Ashley DeSimone Financial Services
MediaCo Holding Inc. Jacqueline Hernandez Communication Services Hispanic / Latino
Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. Stacy Lindborg Healthcare
Solventum Corporation Shirley Edwards Healthcare
Spruce Power Holding Corporation Audrey Lee Consumer Cyclical
SHF Holdings, Inc. Sundie Seefried Financial Services
BiomX Inc. Susan Blum Healthcare
KULR Technology Group, Inc. Donna Grier Technology
Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. Shannon Campbell Healthcare
APx Acquisition Corp. I Fara Remtulla Financial Services
Getty Images Holdings, Inc. Tracy Knox Communication Services
Quetta Acquisition Corp Qi Gong Financial Services
Massimo Group Yunhao Chen Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
Massimo Group Ting Zhu Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
Identiv, Inc. Kristen Newquist Technology

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