November 2021 Report Summary

Board Appointments by Gender September 2021As we close out 2021, the number of women appointed to the boards of public companies continues to rise. In November, US public companies appointed 149 women to boards and 195 men to their boards.

This means women comprised 43.3% of all new
public board appointments! The march towards board parity continues.

33% of the September 2021 newly appointed directors self-identified as people of color

While only 47 of the newly appointed female Board members (31% of new women appointments) chose to self-disclose their race, we continue to see increased diversification within this set. In November, for the second time in the last seven months
we see Asian/Pacific Islander women take the lead in board appointments with 23 women being appointed to public boards, making up 49% of the 47 women. They are closely followed by 21 Black/African American women and 3 Hispanic women. Caesars Entertainment, Inc., Etsy, Inc., and 23andMe Holding Co. are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their boards.

Of the 149 women appointed the boards of public companies, 90 (60.4%) were first time
board appointments. In November, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women followed by Technology companies and Financial Services; with women appointed filling 31.5% of board seats at healthcare companies. In the Financial Services sector, we see strides being made by women at companies like Capital One Financial Corporation and Midwest Holding Inc.

Since we started publishing this monthly report in October 2020, companies are appointing more women and averaging over 40% each month to the board of public companies. In addition, there is progress being made to appoint women of color and LGBTQ sub-segments and over a third of appointees are disclosing their race and ethnicity. As we move into 2022, the WBC will continue to track monthly the appointments to the boards of public companies, but also showcase where women sit on boards of private companies and insights into how the make up of boards of all companies is changing.

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 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.

CompanyTitleIndustryEthnicity
23andMe Holding Co. Sandra R. Hernandez Healthcare Hispanic / Latino
89bio, Inc. Kathleen D. LaPorte Healthcare
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Jill Marie Broadfoot Healthcare
Acushnet Holdings Corp. Jan Singer Consumer Cyclical
Adagio Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Redonda Miller M.D. Healthcare
Adagio Therapeutics, Inc. Ellen Marram Healthcare
AirSculpt Technologies, Inc. Caroline Chu Healthcare
AirSculpt Technologies, Inc. Pamela L. Netzky Healthcare
Aligos Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Bridget A. Martell M.D. Healthcare
Alimera Sciences, Inc. Erin Parsons Healthcare
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Susan D. Lynch Technology
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Hanqing Li Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited So-Yeon Jeong Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Alteryx, Inc. CeCelia Morken Technology
American Financial Group, Inc. Amy Y. Murray Financial Services
Americold Realty Trust Pamela K. Kohn Real Estate
Angi Inc. Sandra Hurse Communication Services Black / African American
AppLovin Corporation Alyssa Dawson Harvey Technology Black / African American
Arbutus Biopharma Corporation Tram Tran Healthcare
Arcosa, Inc. Kimberly S. Lubel Industrials
Arhaus, Inc. Andrea Hyde Consumer Cyclical
Avista Corporation Julie Bentz Utilities
Biofrontera Inc. Loretta M. Wedge Healthcare
BorgWarner Inc. Sara A. Greenstein Consumer Cyclical
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. Carol D. Juel Financial Services
BT Brands, Inc. Terri Tochihara-Dirks Consumer Cyclical
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Lesli Rotenberg Consumer Cyclical
CACI International Inc Lisa S. Disbrow Technology
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Sandra Douglass Morgan Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Capital One Financial Corporation Christine Rose Detrick Financial Services
Caribou Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron M.D. Healthcare Black / African American
Casper Sleep Inc. Emilie Arel Consumer Cyclical
ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. Elaine Lan Chao Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
Civitas Resources, Inc. Carrie M. Fox Energy
Claros Mortgage Trust, Inc. Mary Haggerty Real Estate
Claros Mortgage Trust, Inc. Pamela Liebman Real Estate
ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. Dr. Linda M. Liau MD, PhD Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Cognex Corporation Marjorie T. Sennett Technology
Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. Ellen B. Richstone Healthcare
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. Ivy Zelman Real Estate
Cuentas Inc. Carol Pepper Technology
Cushman & Wakefield plc Angela A. Sun Real Estate Asian / Pacific Islander
Cyanotech Corporation Angela May McElwee Consumer Defensive
Deere & Company Leanne G. Caret Industrials
Digital Brands Group, Inc. Lucy Doan Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
Duke Energy Corporation Dr. Idalene Fay Kesner Ph.D. Utilities
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. Emily Lederer Pataki Energy
eFFECTOR Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Barbara Klencke M.D. Healthcare
Electronic Arts Inc. Rachel A. Gonzalez Communication Services Hispanic / Latino
Epizyme, Inc. Carol Stuckley Healthcare
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Cynthia Ekberg Tsai Consumer Cyclical
Etsy, Inc. Marla J. Blow Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
European Wax Center, Inc. Nital Scott Consumer Defensive
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Olivia D. Polius Industrials
Expensify, Inc. Anuradha Muralidharan Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Expensify, Inc. Ellen Pao Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Expensify, Inc. Ying Liu Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Fastly, Inc. Vanessa C. Smith Technology Black / African American
First Financial Corporation Susan M. Jensen Financial Services
Hanmi Financial Corporation Gloria J. Lee Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
Harmony Biosciences Holdings, Inc. Linda Szyper Healthcare
Hercules Capital, Inc. Pam Randhawa Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
HP Inc. Kim K.W. Rucker Technology Black / African American
II-VI Incorporated Lisa Neal-Graves Technology Black / African American
Imago BioSciences, Inc. Laurie B. Keating Healthcare
ImmunoGen, Inc. Tracey L. McCain Healthcare Black / African American
Ipsidy Inc. Neepa Patel Technology
iRhythm Technologies, Inc. Karen L. Ling Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
iRobot Corporation Karen Golz Technology
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Priya Abani Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
Kronos Bio, Inc. Roshawn Blunt Healthcare Black / African American
Lam Research Corporation Jyoti Mehra Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Lantronix, Inc. Dr. Heidi Nguyen Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
LCNB Corp. Takeitha W. Lawson Financial Services
Limoneira Company Elizabeth Mora Consumer Defensive
Lincoln National Corporation Janet Liang Financial Services
Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Jane Tiller Healthcare
Marcus & Millichap, Inc. Collete English Dixon Real Estate Black / African American
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation Jonice Gray Tucker Consumer Cyclical
Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. Kathryn Corzo Healthcare
MeridianLink, Inc. Reema Poddar Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Mid Penn Bancorp, Inc. Maureen M. Gathagan Financial Services
Midwest Holding Inc. Georgette C. Nicholas Financial Services
Myovant Sciences Ltd. Dr. Nancy Valente M.D. Healthcare
N-able, Inc. Ann S. Johnson Technology
National Bank Holdings Corporation Alka Gupta Financial Services
Nektar Therapeutics Dr. Diana Brainard M.D. Healthcare
Net Element, Inc. Mary Winter Technology
NeuroPace, Inc. Lisa Andrade Healthcare
New Residential Investment Corp. Patrice M. Le Melle Real Estate
NewAge, Inc. Judith Hammerschmidt Consumer Defensive
Nextdoor Holdings, Inc. Andrea M. Wishom Communication Services Black / African American
Nextdoor Holdings, Inc. Leslie J. Kilgore Communication Services
Nextdoor Holdings, Inc. Mary G. Meeker Communication Services
Nextdoor Holdings, Inc. Sarah J. Friar Communication Services
Oasis Petroleum Inc. Marguerite N. Woung-Chapman Energy Black / African American
OraSure Technologies, Inc. Anne C. Whitaker Healthcare
OraSure Technologies, Inc. Dr. Nancy J. Gagliano M.D. Healthcare
Organogenesis Holdings Inc. Prathyusha Duraibabu Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Angie You Ph.D. Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited Lesley Thompson Financial Services
PCB Bancorp Janice Chung Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
PDF Solutions, Inc. Jane Li Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Precision BioSciences, Inc. Shari Lisa Pire Healthcare
Progenity, Inc. Jill Howe Healthcare
Proto Labs, Inc. Stacy Greiner Industrials
Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. Kathy Michalak Financial Services
Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Shelley D. Spray Healthcare
Rani Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. Lyn Baranowski Healthcare
RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. Lori Lyons-Williams Healthcare
Realty Income Corporation Mary Hogan Preusse Real Estate
Realty Income Corporation Priscilla Almodovar Real Estate
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. Niharika Taskar Ramdev Energy Asian / Pacific Islander
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated Lisa A. Hook Industrials
Robinhood Markets, Inc. Dara Treseder Technology Black / African American
Robinhood Markets, Inc. Frances X. Frei Technology
salesforce.com, inc. Laura J. Alber Technology
Seer, Inc. Dr. Rachel Haurwitz Ph.D. Healthcare
Seer, Inc. Meeta Gulyani Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Sera Prognostics, Inc. Zhenya Lindgardt Healthcare
Sera Prognostics, Inc. Sandra A.J. Lawrence Healthcare Black / African American
Siebert Financial Corp. Cynthia DiBartolo Financial Services
SM Energy Company Anita M. Powers Energy
SolarWinds Corporation Cathy Benko Technology
Sono Group N.V. Martina Buchhauser Consumer Cyclical
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. Elizabeth A. Czerepak Healthcare
Spire Inc. Carrie J. Hightman Utilities
Stran & Company, Inc. Ashley L. Marshall Communication Services
Summit Financial Group, Inc. Jill Upson Financial Services Black / African American
Summit Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Urte Gayko Ph.D. Healthcare
Sutro Biopharma, Inc. Heidi Hunter Healthcare
SVB Financial Group Elizabeth Burr Financial Services
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Eileen Rominger Financial Services
Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc. June Lee Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
The AZEK Company Inc. Natasha Li Industrials
The Bancorp, Inc. Cheryl Creuzot Financial Services Black / African American
The Children's Place, Inc. Katherine Kountze Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
The Gap, Inc. Elisabeth B. Donohue Consumer Cyclical
The Oncology Institute, Inc. Anne M. McGeorge Healthcare
The Oncology Institute, Inc. Karen Marie Johnson Healthcare Black / African American
The Oncology Institute, Inc. Maeve O'Meara Healthcare
Toast, Inc. Hilarie A. Koplow-McAdams Technology
Tupperware Brands Corporation Pamela Jones Harbour Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Vail Resorts, Inc. Kirsten A. Lynch Consumer Cyclical
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. Virginia Boulet Technology
Verastem, Inc. Michelle Robertson Healthcare
VIZIO Holding Corp. Vicky Free Technology Black / African American
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Anne M. Finucane Consumer Cyclical
Travel & Leisure Co. Lucinda Martinez Consumer Cyclical Hispanic / Latino

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