January 2024 Report Summary

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

In January, women comprised 29.5% of new appointments to the boards of public companies. Public companies appointed 90 women to boards and 215 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 18 of the newly appointed women board members (20.0% 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.

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In January, Asian/Pacific Islander women took the lead in board appointments with 11 women each being appointed to public boards, making up 61.1% of all appointments. They are closely followed by 4 Hispanic / Latino women (22.2%). Companies such as Vera Bradley, Inc., Beazer Homes USA, Inc., and SLM Corporation are leading the way as part of a phenomenal group that have appointed diverse women to their boards.

Of the 90 women appointed to the boards of public companies, 50, or 55.5%, were first-time board appointments. In January, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by Technology and Industrials companies, with appointed women filling 21.1% of board seats at Healthcare companies and 13.3% each at Technology and Industrials companies. In the Technology industry, we see strides being made by women at companies like Leidos Holdings, Inc.

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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.

CompanyTitleIndustryEthnicity
CRA International, Inc.Karen C. Keenan Industrials
Exelixis, Inc.Dr. Mary C. Beckerle Ph.D. Healthcare
Exelixis, Inc.S. Gail Eckhardt Healthcare
Omnicell, Inc.Eileen J. Voynick Healthcare
Alliant Energy CorporationLisa M. Barton Utilities
The Allstate CorporationMaria R. Morris Financial Services
Ameren CorporationKimberly J. Harris Utilities
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.Alyssa P. Steele Consumer Cyclical
Beazer Homes USA, Inc.June Sauvaget Consumer CyclicalMulti-racial
Adtalem Global Education Inc.Dr. Betty M. Vandenbosch Ph.D. Consumer Defensive
Essex Property Trust, Inc.Anne B. Gust Real Estate
Exxon Mobil CorporationDina H. Powell McCormick Energy
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.Erin Mulligan Helgren Real Estate
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.Amelia Counts Financial Services
Harte Hanks, Inc.Elizabeth Ross Industrials
Hexcel CorporationDr. Patricia Hubbard Industrials
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.Agnes Catherine Ngo Real EstateAsian / Pacific Islander
MDU Resources Group, Inc.Nicole A. Kivisto Basic Materials
Omnicom Group Inc.Casey Santos Communication ServicesHispanic / Latino
Simon Property Group, Inc.Nina P. Jones Real Estate
Teradyne, Inc.Bridget A. van Kralingen Technology
The Toro CompanyDianne C. Craig Industrials
SLM CorporationJanaki Akella Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
SLM CorporationShannon Watkins Financial Services
Agree Realty CorporationLinglong He Real EstateAsian / Pacific Islander
Option Care Health, Inc.Barbara W. Bodem Healthcare
Key Tronic CorporationCheryl Beranek Technology
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.Debra Walton-Ruskin Technology
Leidos Holdings, Inc.Nancy A. Norton Technology
The Mosaic CompanyJody L.M. Kuzenko Basic Materials
Ovintiv Inc.Sippy Chhina EnergyAsian / Pacific Islander
TeraWulf Inc.Amanda Fabiano Basic Materials
Dorchester Minerals, L.P.Lesley Carver Energy
Philip Morris International Inc.Victoria D. Harker Consumer Defensive
United-Guardian, Inc.Catherine Joy Kolinski Consumer Defensive
BWX Technologies, Inc.Nicole Weyerhaeuser Piasecki Industrials
XWELL, Inc.Gaelle S. Wizenberg Consumer Cyclical
Gevo, Inc.Mary Kathryn Ellet Basic Materials
Standard BioTools Inc.Kathy L. Hibbs Healthcare
Marriott Vacations Worldwide CorporationMary Galligan Consumer Cyclical
Summit Materials, Inc.Irene Moshouris Basic Materials
REV Group, Inc.Kathleen M. Steele Industrials
Immunome, Inc.Carol A. Schafer Healthcare
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc.Rena Nigam Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
VYNE Therapeutics Inc.Christine Borowski Healthcare
Ranger Energy Services, Inc.Carla S. Mashinski Energy
Rafael Holdings, Inc.Susan Y. Bernstein Healthcare
Compass Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Vered Bisker-Leib Ph.D. Healthcare
Alight, Inc.Siobhan Nolan Mangini Technology
Agrify CorporationI-Tseng Jenny Chan IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Tigo Energy, Inc.Sagit Manor Technology
Sacks Parente Golf, Inc.Jane Casanta Consumer Cyclical
Precipio, Inc.Christina Rizopoulos Valauri Healthcare
Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.Reshema Kemps-Polanco HealthcareBlack / African American
Lantronix, Inc.Christa L. Steele Technology
Brown & Brown, Inc.Kathleen A. Savio Financial Services
Cintas CorporationBeverly K. Carmichael IndustrialsBlack / African American
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.Hope Andrade Financial ServicesHispanic / Latino
Fluor CorporationLisa Glatch Industrials
Highwoods Properties, Inc.Candice W. Todd Real Estate
CenterspaceOla Hixon Real Estate
ITT Inc.Sharon Szafranski Industrials
Kilroy Realty CorporationAngela M. Aman Real Estate
NOV Inc.Patricia B. Melcher Energy
Rogers CorporationDonna M. Costello Technology
National Bankshares, Inc.Lara E. Ramsey Financial Services
Delek US Holdings, Inc.Christine Benson Schwartzstein Energy
SIGA Technologies, Inc.Dr. Diem Nguyen Ph.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Insulet CorporationFlavia Pease HealthcareHispanic / Latino
OptimizeRx CorporationCatherine M. Klema Healthcare
Harrow, Inc.Dr. Adrienne L. Graves Ph.D. Healthcare
Harrow, Inc.Lauren Silvernail Healthcare
Vera Bradley, Inc.Jessica Rodriguez Consumer CyclicalHispanic / Latino
Matador Resources CompanySusan M. Ward Energy
Five Below, Inc.Karen R. Bowman Consumer Cyclical
Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.Terri D. McClements Real Estate
Arcus Biosciences, Inc.Johanna Mercier Healthcare
CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Amy Mahery Healthcare
SoFi Technologies, Inc.Dana Green Financial Services
Elevation Oncology, Inc.Darcy Mootz Ph.D. Healthcare
Dutch Bros Inc.Christine Barone Consumer Cyclical
D-Wave Quantum Inc.Kirstjen Nielsen Technology
New Horizon Aircraft Ltd.Trisha Nomura IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Smith Douglas Homes Corp.Janice E. Walker Real Estate
Silynxcom Ltd.Yafit Keret Technology
SU Group Holdings LimitedSui Man Tse IndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
Planet Image International LimitedYu Xiang TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Haoxi Health Technology LimitedJia Liu Communication ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Nextracker Inc.Julie Blunden Technology
Battery Future Acquisition Corp.Weiyi Zheng Financial Services

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