REDWOOD CITY, CA (March 8, 2018)—In recognition of International Women’s Day, Equilar is pleased to congratulate the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) members who joined new public boards in the second half of 2017. These individuals are paving a path to diverse representation on boards and across corporate America.
“The Equilar Diversity Network was formed to help women and minorities gain more visibility as board-ready candidates,” said Belen Gomez-Russum, Senior Director of Board Services at Equilar. “We’re extremely proud to see these women further their professional careers and make an impact in corporate boardrooms.”
As part of an ongoing effort to foster diversity in America’s boardrooms, Equilar launched the Equilar Diversity Network (EDN) in 2016. A feature of the Equilar BoardEdge database, EDN is a consortium of leading diversity-focused organizations that combines registries of board-ready executives.
Each quarter, Equilar publishes the Gender Diversity Index, which tracks the women on boards at Russell 3000 companies. As of Q4 2017, women accounted for 16.5% of corporate board seats. While there has been progress in recent years, at the current rate of growth, gender parity would not be achieved until 2048.
Equilar Diversity Network Partners Include:
CalPERS and CalSTRS’ Diverse Director DataSource (3D)
Committee for Economic Development
Directors & Boards
Kellogg Center for Executive Women
Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA)
Stanford Women on Boards
Wellesley Business Leadership Council
Women in the Boardroom
Visit https://www.equilar.com/diversity to learn more.
Equilar Diversity Network Content Sponsors Include:
Contact Belen Gomez-Russum, Senior Director of Board Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is interested in becoming an EDN partner.
Equilar is the leading provider of board intelligence solutions. Its data-driven platforms, BoardEdge and Insight, provide tools for board recruiting, business development, executive compensation and shareholder engagement. Companies of all sizes, including 70% of the Fortune 500 and institutional investors representing over $15 trillion in assets, rely on Equilar for their most important boardroom decisions. Equilar also hosts industry-leading board education symposiums, conducts comprehensive custom research services and publishes award-winning thought leadership. Founded in 2000, Equilar is cited regularly by Associated Press , Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets. Visit www.equilar.com to learn more.
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