Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards
We are a catalyst in the movement toward boardroom diversity worldwide. Diverse boardrooms are good for business, yet most countries have very low representation of women on boards. Catalyst provides information on the current landscape, and ideas and solutions to make progress.
Corporate Board Services is the home to board-related initiatives and programs, such as:
Catalyst also partners with other organizations pursuing a common mission of boardroom diversity.
Resources on boardroom diversity are listed below and touch various aspects of research, events, government actions and education. To learn more about this issue and Catalyst’s work in this area, sign up for our e-newsletter, Corporate Board Services Quarterly.
Infographics: Individual Focus
- How to Prepare Yourself for Board Service
- Women On BoardTM: A Catalyst Initiative
- Still Too Few: Women of Color on Boards
- Coaches, Mentors, And Sponsors: Understanding the Differences
Infographics: Leader/Organizational Focus
Catalyzing Blog Posts
2016 Catalyst Census: Women and Men Board Directors: This updated census entails a statistical overview of the gender leadership gap in S&P 500 companies, representing the United States.
Gender Diversity on Boards in Canada: Recommendations for Accelerating Progress: This report, commissioned by the Ontario Government, contains recommendations for advancing gender equity and best practices for accelerating women to boards.
Companies Behaving Responsibly: Gender Diversity on Boards: This report highlights how gender-diverse boards are good for business and society.
Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards: This collaboration with the Alliance for Board Diversity examines the numbers of women and minorities at leading US companies.
Setting the Record Straight: This series based on Catalyst census data debunks myths around boardroom diversity trends.
The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards: This report correlates gender diversity in the boardroom with financial performance.
High Potentials in the Pipeline: On Their Way to the Boardroom: Learn about trends in the career paths of high potential women regarding their aspirations to serve on boards.
Increasing Gender Diversity on Boards: Current Index of Formal Approaches: This is a compilation of the legislative, regulatory, and voluntary approaches to boardroom diversity around the globe.
First Step: Gender Diversity at the Top Pays Off From the Boardroom to the C-Suite: This short piece summarizes how women on boards affect results.