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This report was updated on January 12, 2009.

Please note the following corrections to the 2008 Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors of the Fortune 500 (changes in bold):

  • The number of companies with zero women board directors is 66. The number of companies with one woman board director is 159.

  • The percentage of women board directors in the Fortune 500 is 15.2%.  

A downloadable version of this report and the appendices associated with it reflect these changes.

The 2008 Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors of the Fortune 500 details the percentage of all directorships held by women; the number of companies with zero, one, two, and three or more women directors; the percentage of committee chair positions held by women; the percentage of all directorships held by women of color and white women; the percentage of women of color directors by race/ethnicity; and the number of companies with zero, one, and two women of color directors. The appendices list companies with 25 percent or more women board directors; companies with no women board directors; and the average number and percentage of women directors by industry, geographic region, and Fortune 500 rank.