October 2021 Report

Board Appointments by Gender September 2021In October, US public companies appointed 139 women and 208 men to their boards.

This means women comprised 40% of all new public board appointments. As this monthly trend continues, women now comprise 30% of board seats of companies in the S&P 500.

Our 2021 Women CEOs in America Report shows that women now comprise 8.2% of CEO positions in Fortune 500 companies.

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

We continue to see diversification in the set of women appointed:

  • 52, or 37%, of the newly appointed female Board members chose to self-disclose their race
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders make up 46% of the 52 women of color with 24 women being appointed to public boards;
  • 12 Black/African American women were appointed;
  • six (6) Hispanic women joined board of public companies.

Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp., Alaska Air Group, Inc, and Coterra Energy Inc. are some of the companies that appointed this phenomenal group of diverse women to their boards

Of the 139 women appointed to the boards of public companies, 78 (56.1%) were first time board appointments. In October, Healthcare companies led the way in the appointment of women with women appointed to 26.6% of healthcare company boards followed by Industrial companies and Consumer companies. In the Consumer sector companies like Macy’s and Tilly’s are making strides to increase diversity on their boards.

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+ community. 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.

Please, join us in celebrating, tracking, analyzing, and promoting women serving on corporate boards.

9 Meters Biopharma, Inc. Samantha Ventimiglia Healthcare
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Dr. Meera J. Desai Ph.D. Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Advantage Solutions Inc. Robin Manherz Communication Services
AeroCentury Corp. Florence Ng Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
AeroCentury Corp. Qin Yao Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
AeroCentury Corp. Siyuan Zhu Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
Agile Therapeutics, Inc. Josephine Torrente Healthcare
Alaska Air Group, Inc. Adrienne Lofton Industrials Black / African American
Alerus Financial Corporation Janet O. Estep Financial Services
Alerus Financial Corporation Jill E. Schurtz Financial Services
Alerus Financial Corporation Mary E. Zimmer Financial Services
Allegiant Travel Company Sandra Douglass Morgan Industrials Black / African American
ALLETE, Inc. Charlene Thomas Utilities Black / African American
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Yvonne L. Greenstreet Healthcare Black / African American
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. La Vonda Williams Industrials Black / African American
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Sheryl L. Conley Healthcare
Antares Pharma, Inc. Carmen Bringgold Volkart Healthcare
Aris Water Solutions, Inc. Debra G. Coy Utilities
Avantor, Inc. Mala Murthy Basic Materials Asian / Pacific Islander
AvidXchange Holdings, Inc. Teresa Mackintosh Technology
Bakkt Holdings, Inc. Kristyn A. Cook Technology
Bakkt Holdings, Inc. Michelle J. Goldberg Technology
Ball Corporation Dune Ives Consumer Cyclical
Banc of California, Inc. Shannon F. Eusey Financial Services
Banc of California, Inc. Vania E. Schlogel Financial Services
Becton, Dickinson and Company Dr. Carrie L. Byington M.D. Healthcare
Bel Fuse Inc. Jacqueline Brito Technology
Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation Lily W. Chang Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
bluebird bio, Inc. Dr. Elisabeth Leiderman M.D. Healthcare
BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. Dr. Hannah A. Valantine M.D. Healthcare Black / African American
BrightSpire Capital, Inc. Kim S. Diamond Real Estate
Byrna Technologies Inc. Emily Rooney Industrials
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Lisa G. Bisaccia Utilities
Citi Trends, Inc. Cara Sabin Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Citi Trends, Inc. Christina M. Francis Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Coterra Energy Inc. Frances M. Vallejo Energy Hispanic / Latino
Coterra Energy Inc. Lisa A. Stewart Energy
Coursera, Inc. Carmen Chang Consumer Defensive Asian / Pacific Islander
Darling Ingredients Inc. Dr. Celeste A. Clark Ph.D. Consumer Defensive Black / African American
Datto Holding Corp. Christine Larsen Industrials
Definitive Healthcare Corp. Kathleen A. Winters Healthcare
DermTech, Inc. Nathalie Gerschtein Keraudy Healthcare
DoubleVerify Holdings, Inc. Rosario C. Perez Technology Hispanic / Latino
DXP Enterprises, Inc. Karen Hoffman Industrials
Editas Medicine, Inc. Bernadette M. Connaughton Healthcare
Elastic N.V. Shelley B. Leibowitz Technology
Enjoy Technology, Inc. Denise Young Smith Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Enjoy Technology, Inc. Salaam Coleman Smith Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Enstar Group Limited Sharon Anne Beesley Financial Services
ESS Tech, Inc. Alexi A. Wellman Industrials
Exela Technologies, Inc. Sharon Chadha Technology
Expro Group Holdings N.V. Eileen Goss Whelley Energy
Expro Group Holdings N.V. Lisa L. Troe Energy
FARO Technologies, Inc. Moonhie Chin Technology
FAT Brands Inc. Amy Valentine Forrestal Consumer Cyclical
Fluence Energy, Inc. Dr. Cynthia A. Arnold Utilities
GoPro, Inc. Shaz Kahng Technology
GrafTech International Ltd. Debra Fine Industrials
Green Plains Inc. Farha Aslam Basic Materials Asian / Pacific Islander
Guardant Health, Inc. Myrtle Potter Healthcare Black / African American
Hancock Whitney Corporation Sonia A. Perez Financial Services Hispanic / Latino
HCW Biologics Inc. Lisa M. Giles Healthcare
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Amy Jennifer Jonas Communication Services
IHS Holding Limited Maria Carolina Lacerda Communication Services Hispanic / Latino
Inhibrx, Inc. Dr. Kristiina Vuori M.D., Ph.D. Healthcare
Insulet Corporation Dr. Luciana Borio M.D. Healthcare Hispanic / Latino
James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Kirstin M. Gould Financial Services
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Mercedes Romero Consumer Defensive Hispanic / Latino
Kite Realty Group Trust Bonnie S. Biumi Real Estate
La-Z-Boy Incorporated Erika L. Alexander Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Macy's, Inc. Tracey Zhen Consumer Cyclical
Marin Software Incorporated Diena Lee Mann Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Marpai, Inc. Colleen DiClaudio Healthcare
Marpai, Inc. Jane Cavalier Lucas Healthcare
McAfee Corp. Emily Rollins Technology Asian / Pacific Islander
Mercury General Corporation Vicky Wai Yee Joseph Financial Services
Mercury Systems, Inc. Debora A. Plunkett Industrials Black / African American
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. Chaya Pamula Energy Asian / Pacific Islander
Metropolitan Bank Holding Corp. Katrina Robinson Energy Black / African American
Mirion Technologies, Inc. Jody Anne Markopoulos Industrials
Mirion Technologies, Inc. Jyothsna Natauri Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
Mister Car Wash, Inc. Veronica Rogers Consumer Cyclical
Monster Beverage Corporation Tiffany M. Hall Consumer Defensive Black / African American
Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. Janet Risi Field Energy
Murphy USA Inc. Rosemary L. Turner Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Nautilus, Inc. Kelley Hall Consumer Cyclical
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Agnieszka Winkler Healthcare
NextCure, Inc. Dr. Anne Elizabeth Borgman M.D. Healthcare
NextCure, Inc. Dr. Ellen G. Feigal M.D. Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Pamela S. Puryear Ph.D. Healthcare Black / African American
Nurix Therapeutics, Inc. Judith Reinsdorf Healthcare
Ouster, Inc. Karin Radstrom Technology
PPL Corporation Heather B. Redman Utilities
PROCEPT BioRobotics Corporation Elisabeth A. Sandoval-Little Healthcare
Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Laureen DeBuono Healthcare
Pzena Investment Management, Inc Chenyu Caroline Cai Financial Services Asian / Pacific Islander
Regal Rexnord Corporation Robin A. Walker-Lee Industrials
Rimini Street, Inc. Katrinka McCallum Technology
Roper Technologies, Inc. Irene M. Esteves Industrials
RPM International Inc. Elizabeth F. Whited Basic Materials
Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mutya Harsch Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Schlumberger Limited Vanitha Narayanan Energy Asian / Pacific Islander
Science 37 Holdings, Inc. Emily Rollins Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Shapeways Holdings, Inc. Leslie Campbell Industrials
Shattuck Labs, Inc. Dr. Carrie Brownstein M.D. Healthcare
Spero Therapeutics, Inc. Kathleen Tregoning Healthcare
Standex International Corporation Robin J. Davenport Industrials
Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. Sarah P. James Financial Services
Sunnova Energy International Inc. Mary Yang Technology
SunPower Corporation Nathalie Portes-Laville Technology
T2 Biosystems, Inc. Laura Adams Healthcare
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Donna E. Epps Consumer Cyclical
The Chemours Company Sandra Phillips Rogers Basic Materials Black / African American
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Amy Rochelle Davis Industrials
The Vita Coco Company, Inc. Axelle Henry Consumer Defensive
Tilly's, Inc. Erin M. Chin Consumer Cyclical Black / African American
Tilly's, Inc. Teresa L. Aragones Consumer Cyclical Asian / Pacific Islander
TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Carol C. Lam Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. Betsy Hanna Healthcare
Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. Deepti Jain Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
TrueBlue, Inc. Sonita Lontoh Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
TrueCar, Inc. Faye Iosotaluno Communication Services
U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Sandra Rogers Energy Black / African American
Unifi, Inc. Rhonda L. Ramlo Consumer Cyclical
Unisys Corporation Roxanne Taylor Technology
urban-gro, Inc. Sonia Lo Industrials Asian / Pacific Islander
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. Xia Ding Consumer Defensive Asian / Pacific Islander
Vinco Ventures, Inc. Lisa King Consumer Cyclical
Vivid Seats Inc. Jane E. DeFlorio Communication Services
Vivid Seats Inc. Julie D. Masino Communication Services
vTv Therapeutics Inc. Deepa Prasad Healthcare Asian / Pacific Islander
Werewolf Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Meeta Chatterjee Ph.D. Healthcare
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation Bonnie Wongtrakool Real Estate Asian / Pacific Islander
WeWork Inc. Veronique Laury Real Estate
White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. Suzanne F. Shank Financial Services Black / African American
X4 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Francoise de Craecker Healthcare
Xeris Biopharma Holdings, Inc. Beth P. Hecht Healthcare
Xponential Fitness, Inc. Chelsea A. Grayson Consumer Cyclical

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