February 2021 Report Summary

The 40% Trend Continues

In February, women comprised 40.89% of all public board appointments. US public companies appointed 137 women to boards and 198 men to their boards.

Women appointed to fill board seats continue to self-identify as diverse with 27 women in February. Of those women, 51% or 14, identified as African American, closely followed by 11 Asian/Pacific Islanders and only two women identifying as Hispanic. This trend towards including diverse voices in leadership is one that continues and is mirrored by a statement of the Business Roundtable March 8 announcing it is joining with the WBC and its partners to reaffirm its commitment to gender and diversity across businesses.

Of the 137 women appointed the boards of public companies, 67 were first time board appointments. Kohls Corp, Equifax and Tyson Foods Inc appointed women to their boards. 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 remains/stays/is strong.

In February, healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by the technology sector and the financial services industry. United Airlines Inc, AMETEK Inc, and American Airlines are some companies that had women appointed to their boards. In the technology sector we see strides being made by women at companies like Accenture PLC, Qualtrics International, and Luminar Technologies.

The overall trend across companies continues to hold steady near 40% and approximately 20% of the women identifying as diverse. 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 show their impact in all corporations, boards, and industry sectors. Please, join us in celebrating, tracking, analyzing, and promoting women on boards of public companies.

American Airlines Group Inc.Adriane M. BrownIndustrialsBlack / African American
Mercer International Inc.Alice LabergeBasic Materials
Hecla Mining CompanyAlice WongBasic Materials
Janus Henderson Group plcAlison DavisFinancial Services
MoneyGram International, Inc.Alka GuptaFinancial Services
Lennar CorporationAmy BanseConsumer Cyclical
Red River Bancshares, Inc.Anna Brasher MoreauFinancial Services
Equifax Inc.Audrey Boone TillmanIndustrialsBlack / African American
TFS Financial CorporationBarbara J. AndersonFinancial Services
Accenture plcBeth E. MooneyTechnology
Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.Beth ZayicekReal Estate
Lawson Products, Inc.Bianca Martinez RhodesIndustrials
AramarkBridgette P. HellerConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
BlueLinx Holdings Inc.Carol B. YanceyIndustrials
AZZ Inc.Carol R. JacksonIndustrials
NetApp, Inc.Carrie PalinTechnology
Longeveron Inc.Cathy RossHealthcare
Integer Holdings CorporationCheryl C. CappsHealthcare
iSun, Inc.Claudia M. MeerTechnology
Central Garden & Pet CompanyCourtnee A. ChunConsumer Defensive
Acutus Medical, Inc.Daniella CrampHealthcare
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.Deborah D. CarosellaBasic Materials
Dover CorporationDeborah L. DeHaasIndustrials
Henry Schein, Inc.Deborah M. DerbyHealthcare
CSI Compressco LPDenise G. EssenbergEnergy
PDC Energy, Inc.Diana L. SandsEnergyAsian / Pacific Islander
AECOMDiane C. CreelIndustrials
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.Donna JamesFinancial ServicesBlack / African American
CTS CorporationDonna M. CostelloTechnology
Codexis, Inc.Dr Esther Martinborough Ph.D.HealthcareBlack / African American
Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc.Dr Philina Lee Ph.D.Healthcare
Lumos Pharma, Inc.Dr. An van Es Johansson M.D.Healthcare
Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.Dr. Celeste A. Clark Ph.D.HealthcareBlack / African American
ContraFect CorporationDr. Jane F. Barlow MD, MPH, MBAHealthcare
Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Julie Krop M.D.Healthcare
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. June Sherie Almenoff M.D., Ph.D.Healthcare
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.Dr. Kathryn Jean Boor Ph.D.Basic Materials
Jounce Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Luisa Salter-Cid Ph.D.Healthcare
Luminar Technologies, Inc.Dr. Mary Lou JepsenTechnology
Passage Bio, Inc.Dr. Maxine Gowen Ph.D.Healthcare
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.Dr. Maykin Ho Ph.D.HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Surgery Partners, Inc.Dr. Patricia Anne MarylandHealthcareBlack / African American
IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc.Dr. Susan L. Kelley M.D.Healthcare
Equillium, Inc.Dr. Yu Katherine Xu Ph.D.HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Gaucho Group Holdings, Inc.Edie RodriguezReal Estate
Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc.Elizabeth Anne FessendenEnergy
Viant Technology Inc.Elizabeth GoodwinTechnology
Proofpoint, Inc.Elizabeth RafaelTechnology
Banner CorporationEllen R.M. BoyerFinancial Services
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.Emily RollinsCommunication ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
American Woodmark CorporationEmily VidettoConsumer Cyclical
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Holdings plcEvelyn DilsaverHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
MacroGenics, Inc.Federica F. O’BrienHealthcare
Crestwood Equity Partners LPFrances M. VallejoEnergyHispanic / Latino
GreenBox POSGenevieve BaerTechnology
Caledonia Mining Corporation PlcGeralda WildschuttBasic Materials
Gibraltar Industries, Inc.Gwen G. MizellIndustrials
Riot Blockchain, Inc.Hannah ChoTechnology
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.Ilene GordonBasic Materials
CEVA, Inc.Jackie LiuTechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Affirm Holdings, Inc.Jacqueline D. ResesTechnology
CVB Financial Corp.Jane OlveraFinancial Services
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.Jane PalmieriIndustrials
Mercer International Inc.Janine NorthBasic Materials
Gemini Therapeutics, Inc.Jean M. GeorgeHealthcare
Huntsman CorporationJeanne McGovernBasic Materials
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.Jennifer G. StrauminsEnergy
Endo International plcJennifer M. ChaoHealthcare
Ramaco Resources, Inc.Jennifer Marie GrayBasic Materials
Affirm Holdings, Inc.Jenny J. MingTechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc.Joyce Ann PhillipsFinancial Services
MoneyGram International, Inc.Julie E. SilcockFinancial Services
California BanCorpJulie J. LevensonFinancial Services
Genuine Parts CompanyJuliette Williams PryorConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
CVS Health CorporationKaren S. LynchHealthcare
The RealReal, Inc.Karen W. KatzConsumer Cyclical
HCI Group, Inc.Karin Sue ColemanFinancial Services
AMETEK, Inc.Karleen Marie ObertonIndustrials
Luminar Technologies, Inc.Katharine A. MartinTechnology
Inspired Entertainment, Inc.Katja TautscherCommunication Services
Intrusion Inc.Katrinka McCallumTechnology
Qualtrics International Inc.Kelly SteckelbergTechnology
Plug Power Inc.Kimberly A. HarrimanIndustrials
Eli Lilly and CompanyKimberly H. JohnsonHealthcareBlack / African American
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.Laysha WardIndustrialsBlack / African American
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.LeAnne M. ZumwaltHealthcare
Windtree Therapeutics, Inc.Leslie J. WilliamsHealthcare
Seneca Foods CorporationLinda K. NelsonConsumer Defensive
Micron Technology, Inc.Linnie M. HaynesworthTechnologyBlack / African American
Synlogic, Inc.Lisa Kelly-CroswellHealthcare
Resources Connection, Inc.Lisa M. PierozziIndustrials
Meta Financial Group, Inc.Lizabeth H. ZlatkusFinancial Services
Siyata Mobile Inc.Luisa IngargiolaTechnology
NextEra Energy, Inc.Lynn M. UtterUtilities
Workday, Inc.Lynne M. DoughtieTechnology
Deckers Outdoor CorporationMaha IbrahimConsumer Cyclical
Anterix Inc.Mahvash YazdiCommunication Services
CIM Commercial Trust CorporationMarcie L. EdwardsReal Estate
Humana Inc.Marcy S. KlevornHealthcare
Vallon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Marella ThorellHealthcare
The Hackett Group, Inc.Maria A. BofillTechnology
Tyson Foods, Inc.Maria Claudia BorrasConsumer Defensive
Principal Financial Group, Inc.Mary Elizabeth BeamsFinancial Services
Graphic Packaging Holding CompanyMary K. RhinehartConsumer Cyclical
MPLX LPMaryann T. MannenEnergy
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.Mojdeh PoulIndustrials
Entercom Communications Corp.Monique NelsonCommunication ServicesBlack / African American
Novanta Inc.Ms. Katherine Ann OwenTechnology
Cytokinetics, IncorporatedMuna BhanjiHealthcare
Kindred Biosciences, Inc.Nanxi LiuHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Nawal OuzrenHealthcare
Lakeland Industries, Inc.Nikki HamblinConsumer Cyclical
PriceSmart, Inc.Patricia MarquezConsumer Defensive
VEREIT, Inc.Priscilla AlmodovarReal Estate
NMI Holdings, Inc.Priya HuskinsFinancial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc.Rachel Elias WeinReal Estate
SiriusPoint Ltd.Rachelle C. KellerFinancial Services
Kohl's CorporationRobbin MitchellConsumer Cyclical
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc.Rosemarie ChenFinancial Services
Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc.Sara BrownsteinHealthcare
SiriusPoint Ltd.Sharon M. LudlowFinancial Services
TCR2 Therapeutics Inc.Shawn Cline TomaselloHealthcare
Digimarc CorporationSheela ZemlinTechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Integer Holdings CorporationSheila AntrumHealthcareBlack / African American
Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.Sophie L’HeliasConsumer Defensive
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.Sreelakshmi KolliHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
VEREIT, Inc.Susan E. SkerrittReal Estate
Life Storage, Inc.Susan HarnettReal Estate
First Merchants CorporationSusan W. BrooksFinancial Services
Blucora, Inc.Tina PerryFinancial ServicesBlack / African American
Farmland Partners Inc.Toby O’RourkeReal Estate
Sun Communities, Inc.Tonya AllenReal Estate
CSG Systems International, Inc.Tseli Lily YangTechnology
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.Virginia L. GordonConsumer Defensive
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.Wendy Montoya CloonanUtilitiesHispanic / Latino
Myers Industries, Inc.Yvette D. BrightConsumer Cyclical
Entegris, Inc.Yvette Marie KanouffTechnology