August 2021 Report Summary

In August, US public companies appointed 120 women to board and 143 men to their boards. This means women comprised 45% of all new public board appointments. While only 35 newly appointed female Board members (30% of new women appointments) chose to self-disclose their race, within this set we continue to see increased diversification. In August, 16 or 45.7% of the 35 women, identified as Black / African American, closely followed by 13 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 5 women identifying as Hispanic and 1 woman identifying as Multi-Racial. The Kroger. Co., Poshmark Inc., and The Sherwin-Williams Company. are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their boards. This trend towards including diverse voices in leadership is one that continues and is accompanied by the SEC approval of NASDAQ’s proposed rule about diversity disclosure requiring disclosure of board diversity and offering recruitment help. Of the 140 women appointed the boards of public companies, 92 were first time board appointments. This is important as we continue to build out the cadre of women to sit at table of companies across sectors. Of the 120 women appointed the boards of public companies, 63 (52.5 %) were first time board appointments. This is important as we continue to build out the cadre of women to sit at table of companies across sectors. In August, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by Industrials and Consumer Cyclical companies with women appointed filling 34.1% of board seats at healthcare companies. In the industrial sector we see strides being made by women at companies like Team, Inc. and Astra Space, Inc. The overall trend across companies continues to hold steady at around 40%, this month we saw a little bit more! Having said that, there is still a lot of progress to be made among the women of color and LGBTQ sub-segments. 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.
CompanyTitleIndustryEthnicity
8x8, Inc.Alison Gleeson Technology
Aadi Bioscience, Inc.Karin M. Hehenberger M.D., Ph.D. Healthcare
Abbott LaboratoriesPatricia P. Gonzalez Healthcare
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc.Sharen Jester Turney Consumer Cyclical
Accuray IncorporatedMika Nishimura HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Acutus Medical, Inc.Niamh Pellegrini Healthcare
AeroVironment, Inc.Cindy K. Lewis Industrials
Alphatec Holdings, Inc.Elizabeth Ann Altman Healthcare
America's Car-Mart, Inc.Julia K. Davis Consumer Cyclical
Analog Devices, Inc.Mercedes JohnsonTechnologyHispanic / Latino
Anthem, Inc.Susan D. DeVore Healthcare
Applied Molecular Transport Inc.Holly Caren Schachner Healthcare
AppLovin CorporationAsha Sharma Technology
Apyx Medical CorporationWendy Levine Healthcare
Arch Capital Group Ltd.Eileen A. Mallesch Financial Services
Arcus Biosciences, Inc.Linda Slanec Higgins Healthcare
Arcus Biosciences, Inc.Nicole Lambert Healthcare
Arlo Technologies, Inc.Catriona M. Fallon Industrials
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.Saloni Saraiya Multani Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Astra Space, Inc.Lisa Nelson IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Astra Space, Inc.Michele A. FlournoyIndustrials
Atrion CorporationMaria Degois Sainz HealthcareHispanic / Latino
Axos Financial, Inc.Stefani Carter Financial ServicesBlack / African American
AzurRx BioPharma, Inc.Mary Theresa Coelho Healthcare
B. Riley Financial, Inc.Renee E. LaBran Financial Services
BOK Financial CorporationPeggy Simmons Financial Services
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.Andrea Ellis HealthcareBlack / African American
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.Annette L. Nazareth Technology
California Resources CorporationNicole Neeman Brady Energy
Capstone Green Energy CorporationPing Fu IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Caribou Biosciences, Inc.Nancy C. Whiting Healthcare
Celsius Holdings, Inc.Cheryl S. Miller Consumer Defensive
Celsius Holdings, Inc.Joyce Russell Consumer Defensive
Certara, Inc.Cindy Collins Healthcare
Certara, Inc.Nancy Killefer Healthcare
Chart Industries, Inc.Linda S. Harty Industrials
Chart Industries, Inc.Paula Harris IndustrialsBlack / African American
Chatham Lodging TrustEthel Isaacs WilliamsReal EstateBlack / African American
Citizens, Inc.Cindy DavisFinancial Services
Citizens, Inc.Mary Taylor Financial Services
Civeo CorporationJay Grewal Industrials
Clene Inc.Dr. Vallerie McLaughlin M.D.Healthcare
Codiak BioSciences, Inc.Dr. Arundathy N. Pandite Healthcare
CohBar, Inc.Carol Nast Healthcare
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.Judy Chambers TechnologyBlack / African American
Conagra Brands, Inc.Fran Horowitz-BonadiesConsumer Defensive
Conn's, Inc.Chandra Holt Consumer Cyclical
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.Christine M. Moore Consumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc.Judith Reinsdorf Industrials
CTI BioPharma Corp.Diane L. Parks Healthcare
Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc.Jacqueline D. Reses Basic Materials
EVO Payments, Inc.Stacey Valy Panayiotou Technology
Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.Sherrese Clarke Soares IndustrialsBlack / African American
Fastenal CompanySarah N. NielsenIndustrials
Fate Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Yuan Xu Ph.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
First Financial Northwest, Inc.Cindy Runger Financial ServicesMulti-racial
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.Marcela Donadio Basic MaterialsHispanic / Latino
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.Sara Grootwassink Lewis Basic Materials
FuelCell Energy, Inc.Donna Sims Wilson IndustrialsBlack / African American
Greenhill & Co., Inc.Ulrika Ekman Financial Services
GSI Technology, Inc.Barbara Hoey Nelson Technology
Guardant Health, Inc.Meghan V. Joyce Healthcare
Hope Bancorp, Inc.Mary E. Thigpen Financial Services
Hyliion Holdings Corp.Elaine Lan Chao Consumer CyclicalAsian / Pacific Islander
Hyliion Holdings Corp.Mary E. Gustanski Consumer Cyclical
Ingredion IncorporatedCatherine A. SueverConsumer Defensive
Instructure Holdings, Inc.Ossa Fisher Technology
KemPharm, Inc.Tamara A. Seymour Healthcare
LegalZoom.com, Inc.Elizabeth Hamren Communication Services
Lifestance Health Group, Inc.Seema Verma HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Limbach Holdings, Inc.Linda G. AlvaradoIndustrialsHispanic / Latino
Lincoln Educational Services CorporationFelecia J. Pryor Consumer DefensiveBlack / African American
Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc.Sarita James Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Metromile, Inc.Sandra Clarke Financial Services
Morphic Holding, Inc.Dr. Nisha Nanda Ph.D. Healthcare
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.Nonkululeko Gobodo TechnologyBlack / African American
Neuronetics, Inc.Megan Rosengarten Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare, Inc.Geraldine McGinty Healthcare
NOW Inc.Sonya Reed Energy
NuVasive, Inc.Amy Belt Raimundo Healthcare
NV5 Global, Inc.Denise DickensIndustrials
Oblong Inc.Deborah MeredithTechnology
Orbital Energy Group, Inc.Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton Ph.D.UtilitiesBlack / African American
Otonomo Technologies Ltd.Vered Raviv Schwarz Technology
Otonomy, Inc.Jill Marie Broadfoot Healthcare
Outbrain Inc.Kathryn Taneyhill Jhaveri Communication Services
PacWest BancorpPolly B. Jessen Financial Services
Porch Group, Inc.Rachel Lam TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Poshmark, Inc.Ebony Beckwith Consumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Quest Diagnostics IncorporatedTracey C. Doi HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
R1 RCM Inc.Agnes Bundy Scanlan HealthcareBlack / African American
Red Violet, Inc.Lisa M. Stanton Technology
Romeo Power, Inc.Laurene H. Horiszny Consumer Cyclical
Shift4 Payments, Inc.Karen Roter Davis Technology
Stitch Fix, Inc.Elizabeth Spaulding Consumer Cyclical
Stratus Properties Inc.Laurie L. Dotter Real Estate
Tapestry, Inc.Johanna W. Faber Consumer Cyclical
Target Hospitality Corp.Barbara J. Faulkenberry Healthcare
Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Rosemary A. Crane Healthcare
TCR2 Therapeutics Inc.Priti Hegde HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Team, Inc.Candice Koederitz Industrials
Tempest Therapeutics Inc.Ronit Simantov Healthcare
Tenneco Inc.Michelle A. Kumbier Consumer Cyclical
The Kroger Co.Elaine Lan Chao Consumer DefensiveAsian / Pacific Islander
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyMarta R. Stewart Basic MaterialsHispanic / Latino
Trimble Inc.Ann Fandozzi Technology
Triton International LimitedNiharika Taskar Ramdev IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Twist Bioscience CorporationMelissa A. Starovasnik Healthcare
Unity Software Inc.Keisha Smith-Jeremie EnergyBlack / African American
Vaxart, Inc.Dr. Julie M. Cherrington Ph.D. Healthcare
Viracta Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Flavia Borellini Ph.D. Healthcare
Viracta Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Jane F. Barlow MD, MPH, MBA Healthcare
Volta Inc.Bonita C. Stewart Consumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Volta Inc.Katherine J. Savitt Consumer Cyclical
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.Molly E. Joseph Healthcare
Willdan Group, Inc.Cynthia A. Downes Industrials
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.Paula Pretlow Consumer CyclicalBlack / African American
XOMA CorporationHeather L. Franklin Healthcare
XPO Logistics, Inc.Allison Landry Industrials
XPO Logistics, Inc.Mary Kissel Industrials

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