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Winning ‘W’ Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) annual Gender Diversity Index which tracks the numbers of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017. This upward trend represents good progress, but still, half of the Russell 3000 companies have one or no women on their boards.
“Gender equity is core to our success at
As a Catalyst CEO Champion for Change, Foss joined 50+ global
business leaders who have pledged to help accelerate more women --
including women of color -- into senior leadership positions, and the
company is working to achieve this objective through a variety of
mentorship and development programs designed to support women throughout
The company’s diversity and inclusion efforts have consistently been recognized by other notable organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign (Best Place to Work for LGBTQ), DiversityInc. (Top 50), the Disability Equality Index (Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion), Equal Opportunity (Top 50) and Black Enterprise (Top 40).
About 2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB)is a global education and advocacy campaign committed to building public awareness and momentum towards the goal of achieving at least 20% of all public company board seats to be held by women by the year 2020, the milestone 100th anniversary that commemorates the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote.
The campaign’s signature programs include the Gender Diversity Directory, a database which tracks the gender composition of company boards, the annual Gender Diversity Index report, and the National Conversation on Board Diversity events held in more than thirty cities each November.
In just nine short years, 2020 Women on Boards has become a respected global brand while building a reputation as a formidable advocate for advancing women to corporate boards. www.2020WOB.com.