WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM
Boardrooms Are Getting More Inclusive, But We Must Focus On Diversity
While the number of women on boards continues to increase, representation still falls short on the S&P 500 (26 percent women), Fortune 500 (22.5 percent women) and the Russel 3000 (20.4 percent women).
Additionally, Boards still struggle with diversity. As of 2018, Fortune 500 board seats occupied by African American women was 3 percent, Asian Pacific Islanders, 1.3 percent; and Hispanic women, 0.8 percent (Catalyst 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women).
Having boardrooms that represent consumers is paramount to WBC’s gender parity initiatives. We seek to have:
- 30% of the Fortune and S&P 500 and Russell 3000 board seats held by women by 2025; 40% by 2030
- 10% women of color by 2025; 25% by 2030