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Catalyst's Census of women board directors 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 with 25 percent or more women board directors, companies with no women board directors, companies by industry, and the average number and percentage of women directors by industry, geographic region, and Fortune 500 rank.

Methodology:

  • Catalyst analyzed the leadership of each company in the Fortune 500 as published in April 2007.

  • Catalyst reported the data we obtained from public records including annual reports, proxy statements, and company websites.

  • The report details the gender diversity of corporate governance at Fortune 500 companies as of April 1, 2007.