October 1, 2016
In the past five years, the prevalence of female directors has increased slowly, yet steadily. According to the most recent S&P 500 companies’ proxy statements, women accounted for 21.3% of board seats overall, as detailed in a new report from Equilar. That represents an increase from 16.6% in 2012.
Below is a list of the 25 S&P 500 companies with the highest percentage of females on their boards.
The Equilar Diversity Network, which launched in September, is the first and only platform combining gender and ethnic diversity board candidate registries, providing boards and their search committees with a single tool to identify and reference potential candidates with these diverse backgrounds.
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