July 2021 Report Summary

july 2021 boards snapshot
july 2021 boards gender

In July public companies appointed 140 women to board and 219 men to their boards. This means women comprised 39% of all public board appointments.

The women appointed to fill board seats continue to diversify, with 32 women self-disclosing their race. In June, 46.8% of those women, 15, identified as Black / African American, closely followed by 13 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 3 women identifying as Hispanic and 1 woman identifying as Middle Eastern / North African. Columbia Financial, Inc., Choice Hotels International, Inc., and PowerSchool Holdings, Inc. are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their board. 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.

In June, Healthcare companies lead the way in the appointment of women followed by Financial Services and Technology with women appointed filling 34.2% of board seats at healthcare companies. In the technology sector we see strides being made by women at companies like Airgain, Inc. and First Solar, Inc.

The overall trend across companies continues to hold steady at around 40%. 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.


Aerovate Therapeutics, Inc., Puma Biotechnology, Inc.Allison Dorval Healthcare
agilon health, inc.Karen A. McLoughlin Healthcare
AgriFORCE Growing Systems, Ltd.Amy Griffith Consumer Defensive
Airgain, Inc.Kiva A. Allgood Technology
Akero Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Judy Chou Ph.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Allegion plcLauren B. Peters Industrials
Alliant Energy CorporationJoy Falotico Utilities
Allogene Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Vicki L. Sato Ph.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Allogene Therapeutics, Inc.Elizabeth A. Barrett Healthcare
Ameresco, Inc.Claire D’Oyly-Hughes Johnson Industrials
Amphenol CorporationNancy A. Altobello Technology
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc.Pamela G. Carlton Real EstateBlack / African American
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.Teresa Hillary Clarke Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Asensus Surgical, Inc.Dr. Elizabeth Kwo M.D. HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Atreca, Inc.Stacey Ma Healthcare
AVITA Medical, Inc.Jan Stern Reed Healthcare
BancFirst CorporationMautra Staley Jones Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Barnes Group Inc.Jakki L. Haussler IndustrialsBlack / African American
Biocept, Inc.Linda Rubinstein Healthcare
Bioventus Inc.Mary Kay Ladone Healthcare
Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.Nnenna Lynch Real Estate
Blink Charging Co.Carmen M. Perez-Carlton Consumer Cyclical
BurgerFi International, Inc.Vivian Lopez-Blanco Consumer Cyclical
California BanCorpMillicent C. Tracey Financial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Candel Therapeutics, Inc.Dr. Diem Nguyen Ph.D. #N/A
Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.Karimah Es Sabar Healthcare
CareDx, IncHannah Valantine Healthcare
Castle Biosciences, Inc.Ellen Goldberg Healthcare
Castle Biosciences, Inc.Kim Caple Healthcare
Celularity Inc.Dr. Robin L. Smith M.D. Healthcare
Centennial Resource Development, Inc.Vidisha Prasad Energy
Cheniere Energy, Inc.Lorraine Mitchelmore Energy
Cheniere Energy, Inc.Patricia K. Collawn Energy
Chewy, Inc.Kristine Dickson Consumer Cyclical
Choice Hotels International, Inc.Donna Vieira Consumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Clear Secure, Inc.Katy Hollister, J.D., C.P.A. Technology
ClearPoint Neuro, Inc.Lynnette C. Fallon Healthcare
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.Taunia Markvicka Healthcare
Clovis Oncology, Inc.Dr. Ronit Simantov M.D. HealthcareMiddle Eastern / North African
Columbia Financial, Inc.Daria Stacy-Walls Torres Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.Ruth Gratzke Consumer Cyclical
Computer Task Group, IncorporatedKathryn Stein Technology
CVRx, Inc.Martha Shadan Healthcare
Cyxtera Technologies, Inc.Melissa Hathaway Technology
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.Karen L. Luey Consumer CyclicalAsian / Pacific Islander
DermTech, Inc.Monica Tellado Healthcare
DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc.Amy L. Burroughs Healthcare
Dropbox, Inc.Sara Mathew TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Dun & Bradstreet Holdings, Inc.Ellen R. Alemany Technology
eHealth, Inc.Erin L. Russell Financial Services
Eledon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Jan L. Hillson M.D., Ph.D. Healthcare
Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc.Ursula M. Burns Basic MaterialsBlack / African American
Energous CorporationKathleen A. Bayless Technology
Establishment Labs Holdings Inc.Ann Custin Healthcare
Exagen Inc.Ana Hooker HealthcareHispanic / Latino
Fastly, Inc.Paula Loop Technology
First Hawaiian, Inc.Kelly Ann Thompson Financial Services
First Solar, Inc.Anita M. George Technology
First US Bancshares, Inc.Marlene M. McCain Financial Services
FirstEnergy Corp.Lisa Winston Hicks Utilities
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.Emily Reichert Energy
Franklin Resources, Inc.Karen Matsushima King Financial Services
Frontier Group Holdings, Inc.Ofelia Kumpf Industrials
Galata Acquisition Corp.Shelley Guiley Financial Services
Gartner, Inc.Diana S. Ferguson TechnologyBlack / African American
German American Bancorp, Inc.Dr. Sue Ellspermann Financial Services
Getty Realty Corp.Evelyn Leon Infurna Real Estate
Good Works II Acquisition Corp.Linda Addison Financial Services
Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd.Ursuline Foley Financial Services
ICU Medical, Inc.Laurie Hernandez Healthcare
International Seaways, Inc.Alexandra Kate Blankenship Industrials
Intrepid Potash, Inc.Lori A. Lancaster Basic Materials
J.Jill, Inc.Jyothi Rao Consumer Cyclical
Jefferies Financial Group Inc.Matrice Ellis Kirk Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Jefferies Financial Group Inc.Melissa V. Weiler Financial Services
Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd.Michelle Walker Basic Materials
Kura Oncology, Inc.Dr. Helen Louise Collins M.D. Healthcare
Las Vegas Sands Corp.Yibing Mao Consumer CyclicalAsian / Pacific Islander
LendingClub CorporationAdrienne Harris Financial ServicesBlack / African American
Ligand Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedJennifer R. Cochran Healthcare
loanDepot, Inc.Pamela Hughes Patenaude #N/A
MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc.Jennifer Deason Consumer Cyclical
Moving iMage Technologies, Inc.Dr. Katherine D. Crothall Ph.D. Technology
NeoPhotonics CorporationSheri L. Savage Technology
New York Mortgage Trust, Inc.Audrey Greenberg Real Estate
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.Lisa Egbuonu-Davis Real EstateBlack / African American
Oncorus, Inc.Barbara Yanni Healthcare
Palomar Holdings, Inc.Daina Middleton Financial Services
Peoples Bancorp Inc.Frances A. Skinner Financial Services
Phillips 66Denise R. Cade EnergyBlack / African American
Plumas BancorpJulie Morehead Financial Services
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.Varda Shalev Healthcare
Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.Cindy Collins Healthcare
PowerSchool Holdings, Inc.Judy Cotte Technology
PowerSchool Holdings, Inc.Betty Hung TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
PowerSchool Holdings, Inc.Barbara Byrne Technology
PowerSchool Holdings, Inc.Amy McIntosh Technology
PowerSchool Holdings, Inc.Gwen Reinke Technology
Progenity, Inc.Surbhi Sarna HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Pulmonx CorporationAlissa Hsu Lynch #N/AAsian / Pacific Islander
Pulmonx CorporationTiffany Sullivan #N/A
Quanta Services, Inc.Holli C. Ladhani Industrials
QuinStreet, Inc.Asmau Ahmed Communication ServicesBlack / African American
Randolph Bancorp, Inc.Evelyn Kaupp Financial Services
Randolph Bancorp, Inc. Pamela Carrington Scott Financial Services Black / African American
Regions Financial Corporation Joia M. Johnson Financial Services Black / African American
Scholastic Corporation Iole Lucchese Communication Services
SecureWorks Corp. Wendy Thomas Technology
Shineco, Inc. Jennifer Zhan Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
ShotSpotter, Inc. Roberta S. Jacobson Technology
Sientra, Inc. Dr. Irina Erenburg Healthcare
Sientra, Inc. Nori Ebersole Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Silk Road Medical, Inc Tanisha Carino Healthcare
Stereotaxis, Inc. Dr. Myriam J. Curet M.D. Healthcare
Surface Oncology, Inc. Denice Torres Healthcare Hispanic / Latino
Synaptics Incorporated Patricia Lorraine Kummrow Technology
Tempest Therapeutics Inc. Christine A. Pellizzari Healthcare
Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. Paola M. Arbour Financial Services
The AES Corporation Maura Shaughnessy Utilities
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Khanh Collins Consumer Cyclical
The Cooper Companies, Inc. Maria Rivas MD Healthcare Hispanic / Latino
Timberland Bancorp, Inc. Parul Bhandari Financial Services
TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. Elissa Jessica Shane #N/A
Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. Carolyn E. Taylor Healthcare
Urban Edge Properties Susan Givens Real Estate
VBI Vaccines Inc. Linda C. Bain Healthcare
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. Kristin M. Slanina #N/A
Viridian Therapeutics, Inc. Jennifer K. Moses Healthcare
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. Mary L. Rotunno Healthcare
VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. Margaret M. FitzPatrick Healthcare
Vivint Smart Home, Inc. Barbara J. Comstock Industrials
Warner Music Group Corp. Nancy Dubuc Communication Services
Washington Federal, Inc. Sylvia Hampel Financial Services
Western Digital Corporation Miyuki Suzuki Technology
Xometry, Inc. Ranjana B. Clark Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
Zevia PBC Rosemary Ripley Consumer Defensive
Zevia PBC Jacqueline Hayes Consumer Defensive
Zevia PBC Amy Taylor Consumer Defensive
Zevia PBC Julie Garcia Ruehl Consumer Defensive