Where Are the Women on Boards?
Once again there’s been little to no increase for women on boards in corporate America, according to the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors.
Among the findings:
- Women held only 16.9% of board seats in 2013—no change from last year (16.6%).
- In both 2012 and 2013, less than one-fifth of companies had 25% or more women directors, while one-tenth had no women serving on their boards.
- Less than one-quarter of companies had three or more women directors serving together in both 2012 and 2013.
- Women of color held 3.2% of board seats, essentially the same as last year (3.3%).
Research Partners: AT&T Inc.; Bloomberg; BMO Financial Group; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Chevron Corporation; Credit Suisse; Dell Inc.; Deloitte LLP; Desjardins Group; Deutsche Bank AG, EY, General Motors Company; Hewlett-Packard Company; IBM Corporation; KeyBank; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; McDonald’s Corporation; PPL Corporation; Sodexo, Inc.; State Street Corporation; UPS