December 2021 Report Summary

december 2021The Percentage of Women Joining Boards of Public Companies Reaches a High of 45.8% With 70% of These Being First-Time Appointments, Decemeber 2021 Report Shows In December 2021 the percentage of women appointed to the board of U.S. public companies reached an all-time high! Public companies appointed 179 women to board and 212 men to their boards. This means women comprised 45.8% of all new public board appointments! This high mark builds off an average 12-month trend where the average percentage of women appointed to the boards of public companies is 43%. In December, we’ve also seen the most diversity on public boards since we’ve started tracking this data. 26.2% of the december 2021 newly appointed directors self-identified as people of color While only 47 of the newly appointed female Board members (26.2% of new women appointments) chose to self-disclose their race, we continue to see increased diversification within this set. In December, we see Asian/Pacific Islander women take the lead in board appointments with 20 women being appointed to public boards, making up 42.5% of the 47 women. They are closely followed by 14 Black/African American women, 9 Hispanic women, 2 Middle Eastern / North African women, 1 Indigenous woman, and 1 multi-Racial woman. Buzzfeed, Inc., Airbnb, Inc., and Skechers U.S.A., Inc. are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their boards. Of the 179 women appointed the boards of public companies, 124 (70%) were first time board appointments, and this percentage is remarkable. Thus, the trend to build the pipeline and number of first-time female board directors continues to rise. In December, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by Real Estate companies and Financial Services; with women appointed filling 30.1% of board seats at healthcare companies. In the Financial Services sector, we see strides being made by women at companies like Hennessy Advisors, Inc. and Heritage Global Inc. Since we started publishing this monthly report in October 2020, we find a consistent trend in increasing the number of women board appointments as well as more diverse and first-time board appointments. The trend of over 40% of appointments being women is met with our call to diversify and self-disclose, and also to build out the pipeline of women joining the boards of public and private companies. 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 women 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.
3D Systems Corporation Claudia Drayton Technology Hispanic / Latino
a.k.a. Brands Holdings Corp. Illene Eskenazi Consumer Cyclical
AdTheorent Holding Company, Inc. Danielle Qi Communication Services
AdvanSix Inc. Farha Aslam Basic Materials Asian / Pacific Islander
Airbnb, Inc. Amrita Ahuja Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
Alamo Group Inc. Nina C Grooms Industrials
Altair Engineering Inc. Sandra Ann Carter Technology
Altus Power, Inc. Christine Rose Detrick Utilities
Altus Power, Inc. Sharon R. Daley Utilities
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. Carol Meltzer Financial Services
American Shared Hospital Services Kathleen Miles Real Estate
American Vanguard Corporation Marisol Angelini Basic Materials Hispanic / Latino
Apartment Income REIT Corp. Kristin Finney-Cooke Real Estate Black / African American
Apartment Income REIT Corp. Margarita Palau-Hernandez Real Estate Hispanic / Latino
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Weili Dai Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. Lorraine J. Estradas Healthcare
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Caryn Effron Real Estate
Arcosa, Inc. Julie A. Piggott Industrials
Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. Dr. Jing L. Marantz M.D., Ph.D. Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation Rebecca J. Parekh Real Estate
Ares Management Corporation Eileen Naughton Financial Services
ATI Physical Therapy, Inc. Teresa F. Sparks Healthcare
B. Riley Financial, Inc. Tamara Sue Brandt Financial Services
Baxter International Inc. Nancy M. Schlichting Healthcare
BayCom Corp Keary L. Colwell Financial Services
BayCom Corp Janet Lee King Financial Services
Berkeley Lights, Inc. Dr. Jessica Hopfield Ph.D. Healthcare Holdings, Inc. Pamela Joyce Braden Technology
BK Technologies Corporation Inez Tenenbaum Technology
Blend Labs, Inc. Ciara A. Burnham Technology
Blueprint Medicines Corporation Daniella Beckman Healthcare
Bolt Biotherapeutics, Inc. Dr. Nicole M. Onetto M.D. Healthcare
Boston Properties, Inc. Mary E. Kipp Real Estate
Bowlero Corp. Rachael A. Wagner Communication Services
Boxed, Inc. Yuki Habu Consumer Cyclical
BrightSpire Capital, Inc. Catherine F. Long Real Estate
Brixmor Property Group Inc. Sandra A.J. Lawrence Real Estate Black / African American
BuzzFeed, Inc. Janet L. Rolle Communication Services Black / African American
BuzzFeed, Inc. Joan Amble Communication Services
BuzzFeed, Inc. Angela Acharia Communication Services Asian / Pacific Islander, Inc. Lisa A. Davis Real Estate
Calavo Growers, Inc. Adriana Gabriela Mendizabal Mora Consumer Defensive Hispanic / Latino
California Resources Corporation Alejandra Veltmann Energy
Callaway Golf Company Bavan Holloway Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Bonnie Davenport Financial Services
Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Kimberly Crowell Financial Services
Century Aluminum Company Jennifer Mary Bush Basic Materials
Checkmate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Joy Yan Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Chimera Investment Corporation Sandra Bell Real Estate
ChromaDex Corporation Caroline S. Levy Healthcare
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Karine Boissy-Rousseau Energy
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Lorraine Paskett Energy
Clearfield, Inc. Carol Ann Wirsbinski Technology
Corsair Gaming, Inc. Sarah Mears Kim Technology
Corsair Gaming, Inc. Thi L. La Technology
Creative Medical Technology Holdings, Inc. Susan H. Snow Healthcare
Crescent Energy Co Brandi Kendall Energy
Crescent Energy Co Claire S. Farley Energy
Crescent Energy Co Karen Jo Simon Energy
Cutera, Inc. Janet D. Widmann Healthcare
Cutera, Inc. Juliane Park Healthcare
Cytek Biosciences, Inc. Vera Imper Healthcare
Daily Journal Corporation Maryjoe Rodriguez Communication Services
Decibel Therapeutics, Inc. Alison Cecily Finger Healthcare
Decibel Therapeutics, Inc. Saraswathy V. Nochur Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Destination XL Group, Inc. Carmen R. Bauza Consumer Cyclical
Douglas Elliman Inc. Lynn Mestel Real Estate
Ducommun Incorporated Samara A. Strycker Industrials
Dynavax Technologies Corporation Elaine D. Sun Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. Dr. Corinna Lathan Healthcare
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Deborah Gonzalez Consumer Cyclical
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. Nancy Faginas-Cody Consumer Cyclical
Energy Recovery, Inc. Joan Kai Chow Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
EnLink Midstream, LLC Tiffany Thom Cepak Energy Black / African American
Envista Holdings Corporation Barbara B. Hulit Healthcare
Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. Leslie G. Gillin Healthcare
Exelixis, Inc. Jacqueline Wright Healthcare Black / African American
First Internet Bancorp Ann Colussi Dee Financial Services
Five Star Bancorp Donna Lucas Financial Services
FuelCell Energy, Inc. Betsy B. Bingham Industrials
Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc. Sonja Banks Healthcare Multi-racial
Golden Minerals Company Deborah J. Friedman Basic Materials
Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. Michaela Griggs Healthcare
Hagerty, Inc. Dr. Sabrina Kay Ph.D. Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
Hagerty, Inc. Laurie L. Harris Financial Services
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. Elisia K. Flores Utilities
Hennessy Advisors, Inc. Lydia Lydia D Knight-O'Riordan Financial Services Indigenous Peoples
Heritage Global Inc. Shirley S. Cho Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
HF Foods Group Inc. Valerie Chase Consumer Defensive
Hope Bancorp, Inc. Lisa Kim Pai Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
ICF International, Inc. Dr. Michelle A. Williams Industrials Black / African American
ICU Medical, Inc. Kolleen T. Kennedy Healthcare
IES Holdings, Inc. Jennifer Adams Baldock Industrials
Independence Realty Trust, Inc. Ella Shaw Neyland Real Estate
Independence Realty Trust, Inc. Ana Marie del Rio Real Estate
iPower Inc. Hanxi Li Consumer Cyclical
JFrog Ltd. Meerah Rajavel Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Karat Packaging Inc. Joanne Tzu Jung Wang Consumer Cyclical
Kezar Life Sciences, Inc. Courtney Wallace Healthcare
Kura Sushi USA, Inc. Carin L. Stutz Consumer Cyclical
Landsea Homes Corporation Mollie Fadule Real Estate
Landsea Homes Corporation Susan E. Lattmann Real Estate
LGI Homes, Inc. Shailee Parikh Consumer Cyclical
LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc. Susan Kahn Healthcare
Lucira Health, Inc. Alison McCauley Healthcare
Marker Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Katharine Knobil M.D. Healthcare
MeridianLink, Inc. Yael Zheng Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
MFA Financial, Inc. Sheila A. Stamps Real Estate
Monster Beverage Corporation Ana Demel Consumer Defensive
Montauk Renewables, Inc. Jennifer Cunningham Utilities
NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. Caren Deardorf Healthcare
NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. Christine A. Pellizzari Healthcare
NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. Yael German Healthcare Middle Eastern / North African
Newmont Corporation Mary Laschinger Basic Materials
Newmont Corporation Emma FitzGerald Basic Materials
Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Jennifer S. Pomerantz Energy
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Natalie M. Anderson Lorenz Industrials
Old Republic International Corporation Barbara Adachi Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
OncoSec Medical Incorporated Linda Shi Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
P3 Health Partners Inc. Mary Tolan Healthcare
Paragon 28, Inc. Kristina Wright Healthcare
Paragon 28, Inc. B. Kristine Johnson Healthcare
Pardes Biosciences, Inc. Deborah M. Autor Healthcare
Pardes Biosciences, Inc. Laura Jean Hamill Healthcare
Pear Therapeutics, Inc. Alison Bauerlein Healthcare
Pentair plc Melissa Barra Industrials Hispanic / Latino
Philip Morris International Inc. Dessislava Temperley Consumer Defensive
Planet Labs PBC Heidi Roizen Basic Materials
Planet Labs PBC Ita M. Brennan Basic Materials
Planet Labs PBC Vijaya Gadde Basic Materials Asian / Pacific Islander
Portillo's Inc. Paulette R. Dodson Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
PotlatchDeltic Corporation Anne Alonzo Real Estate Hispanic / Latino
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Daphne Bryson Jackson Real Estate
PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation Mary Garrett Healthcare
Procore Technologies, Inc. Erin Chapple Technology
Pro-Dex, Inc. Angelita Domingo Healthcare
QuantumScape Corporation Jeneanne Michelle Hanley Consumer Cyclical
Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. Inese Lowenstein Healthcare
Replimune Group, Inc. Christy Oliger Healthcare
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Adrienne Banks Pitts Real Estate
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Zabrina Jenkins Real Estate Black / African American
Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. Angela L. Kleinman Real Estate
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Kamil Ali-Jackson Healthcare Black / African American
Riverview Bancorp, Inc. Valerie Moreno Financial Services Hispanic / Latino
RxSight, Inc. Shweta Maniar Healthcare
Sanmina Corporation Susan A. Johnson Technology
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation Kiva A. Allgood Technology
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation Angela Steinway Healthcare
Senseonics Holdings, Inc. Sharon Larkin Healthcare
ShotSpotter, Inc. Ruby Sharma Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Simon Property Group, Inc. Peggy Fang Roe Real Estate Asian / Pacific Islander
Simulations Plus, Inc. Sharlene Evans Healthcare Black / African American
SJW Group Rebecca Klein Utilities Hispanic / Latino
Skechers U.S.A., Inc. Zulema Garcia Consumer Cyclical Hispanic / Latino
Standard Motor Products, Inc. Dr. Pamela S. Puryear Ph.D. Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Sun Country Airlines Holdings, Inc. Marion C. Blakey Industrials
Tejon Ranch Co. Susan Hori Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
Tellurian Inc. Claire R. Harvey Energy
Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc. Karah Herdman Parschauer Healthcare
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Sandie O'Connor Financial Services
The Ensign Group, Inc. Suzanne D. Snapper Healthcare
Trinity Capital Inc. Irma Lockridge Financial Services
Tutor Perini Corporation Jigisha Desai Industrials
Unico American Corporation Kathryn A. Johnson Financial Services
Union Pacific Corporation Sheri H. Edison Industrials Black / African American
Vacasa, Inc. Barbara H. Messing Technology
Vera Therapeutics, Inc. Kimball Hall Healthcare
Verra Mobility Corporation Sarah Farrell Industrials
Viant Technology Inc. Vivian Yang Technology
Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. Wanda A Sigur Industrials
Westamerica Bancorporation Inez Wondeh Financial Services Black / African American
Willdan Group, Inc. Wanda Kay Reder Industrials
Xos, Inc. Alice K. Jackson Industrials
Xos, Inc. Anousheh Ansari Industrials Middle Eastern / North African
Xperi Holding Corporation Tonia O'Connor Mayes Technology
Zosano Pharma Corporation Elaine Yang Healthcare