By The Boston Club
Numerous gains were made in gender diversification in boardrooms and executive suites in the Census companies this past year. We appreciate this progress and applaud the companies involved. Nevertheless, this is no time for complacency — we still have a long way to go.
Definite Progress This Year
• Women account for a record high 21.0% of the directors on the boards of the 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts, an increase of 1.8% and 15 women directors from over a year ago.
• Women accounted for 41.7% of the independent directors added to the Census companies this year, up from 28.6% in 2017.
• 89 of the 100 Census companies have one or more women directors, five more than last year.
• 61 companies now have two or more women directors, up from 51 a year earlier.
• 24 companies have three or more women directors, just one more than a year ago, but 15 more than in 2014.
• Women of color accounted for 9.7% of all new directors in the Census companies this past year.
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