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2006 Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors of the Fortune 500 details the percentage of board seats held by women, the percentage of board seats held by women of color, the percentage of committee chair positions held by women, and the number of companies with zero, one, two, and three or more women directors. The appendices list the companies by industry, and the average number and percentage or women directors by industry, geographic region, and Fortune 500 rank.


  • Catalyst analyzed the boards of each company in the Fortune 500 as published in April 2006.

  • Catalyst reported the data we obtained from public records.

  • The report details the gender diversity of corporate governance at Fortune 500 companies as of April 1, 2006.