March 2021 Report Summary

In March, Women’s History Month, women comprised 39.4% of all public board appointments.

Public companies appointed 148 women to boards and 228 men to their boards.

The women appointed to fill board seats continue to diversify. With 37 women self-identifying as women of color, the percentage of women of color was 25%. Out of the 37 women who self-identified as Women of Color, 20 of those women (54%) self-identified as African American, closely followed by 12 Asian/Pacific Islanders, 3 Hispanic, 1 multiracial and 1 Indigenous.

This trend is critical to ensuring the WBC reaches its 2025 target of women of color comprising 10% of board seats on public companies. The GAP Inc, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and American Express Inc, are some of the companies that appointed diverse women to their boards.

Of the 148 women appointed the boards of public companies, 72 were first time board appointments. Some of these first-time board appointments have been at CISCO systems, Joann Inc, and Microvision Inc. 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 strong.

In March, healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by technology and financial services with 14.2% of women appointed filling board seats at tech companies. In the financial services sector, we see strides being made by women at companies like Apollo Global Management, Inc. and Simmons First National Corp.

The overall trend continues to hold steady near 40% and with about 25% of the women identifying as women of color. 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 add value and presence across all companies, boards, and sectors. Please, join us in celebrating, tracking, analyzing, and promoting women on boards of public companies.

CompanyTitleIndustryEthnicity
Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.Alexis A. ThompsonConsumer Cyclical
Mersana Therapeutics, Inc.Allene M. DiazHealthcare
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.Anddria Clack-Rogers VarnadoConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Outset Medical, Inc.Andrea Lynn SaiaHealthcare
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.Angela K. HoReal EstateAsian / Pacific Islander
Alteryx, Inc.Anjali JoshiTechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
JOANN Inc.Anne MehlmanConsumer Cyclical
Turning Point Brands, Inc.Assia Grazioli-VenierConsumer Defensive
Owens & Minor, Inc.Aster AngagawHealthcareBlack / African American
Athira Pharma, Inc.Barbara A. KosaczHealthcare
Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc.Barbara W. BodemHealthcare
Aytu Biopharma, Inc., Iterum Therapeutics plcBeth HechtHealthcare
Cricut, Inc.Billie WilliamsonTechnology
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.Camille S. YoungConsumer Defensive
Revance Therapeutics, Inc.Carey O’Connor KolajaHealthcare
ASGN IncorporatedCarol LindstromIndustrials
American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.Carolyn ByrdTechnologyBlack / African American
Forward Air CorporationChitra NayakIndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
ImmunityBio, Inc.Christobel SeleckyHealthcare
Denbury Inc.Cindy A. YeildingEnergy
Achieve Life Sciences, Inc.Cindy Jacobs, PhD, MDHealthcare
Benefitfocus, Inc.Coretha M. RushingTechnologyBlack / African American
Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Corinne M. Le GoffHealthcare
Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.Cynthia V. HablinskiEnergy
L Brands, Inc.Danielle M. LeeConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
DXC Technology CompanyDawn RogersTechnology
Velodyne Lidar, Inc.Deborah A. P. HersmanTechnology
Tupperware Brands CorporationDeborah E. EllingerConsumer Cyclical
Innoviva, Inc.Deborah L. BirxHealthcare
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.Debra A. SandlerConsumer DefensiveMulti-racial
Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc.Deirdre MahlanConsumer Defensive
Glaukos CorporationDenice TorresHealthcareHispanic / Latino
Bank of Commerce HoldingsDiane D. MillerFinancial Services
Hayward Holdings, Inc.Diane DayhoffIndustrials
Ping Identity Holding Corp.Diane J. GhersonTechnology
Ready Capital CorporationDominique MielleReal Estate
Walker & Dunlop, Inc.Donna WellsFinancial Services
Smartsheet Inc.Dr. Alissa AbdullahTechnologyBlack / African American
Achieve Life Sciences, Inc.Dr. Bridget A. MartellHealthcare
Solid Biosciences Inc.Dr. Clare KahnHealthcare
NanoString Technologies, Inc.Dr. Dana Rollison Ph.D.Healthcare
Solid Biosciences Inc.Dr. Georgia KerestyHealthcare
Eyenovia, Inc.Dr. Julia A. Haller M.DHealthcare
Apollo Global Management, Inc.Dr. Kerry Murphey HealeyFinancial Services
Glaukos CorporationDr. Leana S. WenHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
ImmunityBio, Inc.Dr. Linda MaxwellHealthcareBlack / African American
TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Lisa Johnson-Pratt M.D.Healthcare
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Lorianne K. Masuoka M.D.HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Rezolute, Inc.Dr. Nerissa Kreher M.D.Healthcare
ALX Oncology Holdings Inc.Dr. Sophia Randolph M.D., Ph.D.Healthcare
Histogen Inc.Dr. Susan Richards Windham-Bannister Ph.D.HealthcareBlack / African American
Kronos Bio, Inc.Dr. Taiyin Yang Ph.D.HealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
MaxLinear, Inc.Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu Ph.D.TechnologyAsian / Pacific Islander
Kymera Therapeutics, Inc.Elena H. RidloffHealthcare
Exicure, Inc.Elizabeth A. GarofaloHealthcare
Eastside Distilling, Inc.Elizabeth Levy-NavarroConsumer DefensiveHispanic / Latino
Old Point Financial CorporationElizabeth S. WashFinancial Services
Redwood Trust, Inc.Faith A. SchwartzReal Estate
Abeona Therapeutics Inc.Faith L. CharlesHealthcare
Realogy Holdings Corp.Felicia WilliamsReal Estate
Trex Company, Inc.Gena C. LovettIndustrialsBlack / African American
Marathon Oil CorporationHolli C. LadhaniEnergy
Zhihu Inc.Hope NiCommunication Services
Winnebago Industries, Inc.Jacqueline D. WoodsConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
NanoString Technologies, Inc.Janet GeorgeHealthcare
Corteva, Inc.Janet Plaut GiesselmanBasic Materials
Methode Electronics, Inc.Janie GoddardTechnology
Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Jennifer McKie AdamsHealthcare
Talis Biomedical CorporationJeryl L. HillemanHealthcare
Hywin Holdings Ltd.Jie ChenFinancial ServicesAsian / Pacific Islander
Genworth Financial, Inc.Jill R. GoodmanFinancial Services
ClearSign Technologies CorporationJudith SchreckerIndustrials
Simmons First National CorporationJulie StackhouseFinancial Services
BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.June BrayHealthcare
Corteva, Inc.Karen H. GrimesBasic Materials
Aspen Technology, Inc.Karen M. GolzTechnology
Genco Shipping & Trading LimitedKarin Y. OrselIndustrials
Adaptive Biotechnologies CorporationKatey Einterz OwenHealthcare
IntriCon CorporationKathleen P. PepskiHealthcare
Laboratory Corporation of America HoldingsKathryn E. WengelHealthcare
First Solar, Inc.Katy Hollister, J.D., C.P.A.Technology
Upstart Holdings, Inc.Kerry Whorton CooperFinancial Services
VolitionRx LimitedKim NguyenHealthcare
Colgate-Palmolive CompanyKimberly A. NelsonConsumer DefensiveBlack / African American
NeoPhotonics CorporationKimberly ChaineyTechnologyBlack / African American
PetIQ, Inc.Kimberly LefkoHealthcare
Dynatrace, Inc.Kirsten O. WolbergTechnology
Inogen, Inc.Kristen MirandaHealthcare
Agnico Eagle Mines LimitedLeona AglukkaqBasic MaterialsIndigenous People
Adaptive Biotechnologies CorporationLeslie L. TriggHealthcare
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.Leticia NavarroConsumer CyclicalHispanic / Latino
Cryoport, Inc.Linda BaddourIndustrials
Verona Pharma plcLisa DeschampsHealthcare
American Express CompanyLisa WardellFinancial ServicesBlack / African American
Hayward Holdings, Inc.Lori A. WalkerIndustrials
Shoals Technologies Group, Inc.Lori S. SundbergTechnology
Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc.Luba GreenwoodHealthcare
General Motors CompanyMargaret C. WhitmanConsumer Cyclical
Hooker Furniture CorporationMaria Cecilia DueyConsumer Cyclical
Silverback Therapeutics, Inc.Maria Koehler M.D., Ph.D.Healthcare
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.Maria M. MillerConsumer Cyclical
Cisco Systems, Inc.Marianna TesselTechnology
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Marina BozilenkoHealthcare
Evolution Petroleum CorporationMarjorie Anne HargraveEnergy
Ellington Residential Mortgage REITMary E. McBrideReal Estate
ACI Worldwide, Inc.Mary HarmanTechnology
Evergy, Inc.Mary L. LandrieuUtilities
JOANN Inc.Marybeth HaysConsumer Cyclical
Vontier Corporation, Waste Management, Inc.Maryrose T. SylvesterTechnology
Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc.Melanie Bordeaux CoxConsumer Defensive
Cricut, Inc.Melissa ReiffTechnology
SI-BONE, Inc.Mika NishimuraHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Aqua Metals, Inc.Molly ZhangIndustrialsAsian / Pacific Islander
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.Monique SanchezFinancial Services
VINE ENERGY INC.Ms. Paulett EberhartEnergy
Ardelyx, Inc., Veracyte, Inc.Muna BhanjiHealthcare
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.Nancy C. FloydReal Estate
KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Nancy StuartHealthcare
AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc.Natalie Grace WolfsenFinancial Services
Revance Therapeutics, Inc.Olivia C. WareHealthcareBlack / African American
Apollo Global Management, Inc.Pamela J. JoynerFinancial ServicesBlack / African American
CVR Partners, LPPatricia A. AgnelloBasic Materials
First BanCorp.Patricia EavesFinancial Services
JBG SMITH PropertiesPhyllis R. CaldwellReal Estate
Capital Southwest CorporationRamona Lynn Rogers-WindsorFinancial ServicesBlack / African American
Fathom Holdings Inc.Ravila GuptaReal Estate
Psychemedics CorporationRobyn C. DavisHealthcare
Histogen Inc.Rochelle FuhrmannHealthcare
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.Rosalind G. BrewerHealthcareBlack / African American
The Gap, Inc.Salaam Coleman SmithConsumer CyclicalBlack / African American
Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Sara NochurHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Shockwave Medical, Inc.Sara ToyloyHealthcare
MicroVision, Inc.Seval OzTechnology
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc.Shalini SharpHealthcareAsian / Pacific Islander
Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.Sherrie L. PerkinsHealthcare
PetIQ, Inc.Sheryl OloughlinHealthcare
LCI IndustriesStephanie K. MainsConsumer Cyclical
Invacare CorporationStephanie L. FehrHealthcare
TransMedics Group, Inc.Stephanie LovellHealthcareBlack / African American
ChemoCentryx, Inc.Susan KanayaHealthcare
Cadiz Inc.Susan P. KennedyUtilities
Artelo Biosciences, Inc.Tamara A. SeymourHealthcare
Genpact LimitedTamara Simpkins FranklinTechnologyBlack / African American
Bank7 Corp.Teresa L. DickFinancial Services
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.Wendy S. DiddellTechnology

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