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Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

This multi-year study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte, provides powerful metrics on the slow change of diversity in the boardroom, and guides corporations and advocates toward future improvements in minority and women board participation.

About the Alliance for Board Diversity

Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council Inc. (ELC), the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). Diversified Search, an executive search firm, is a founding partner of the alliance and serves as advisor and facilitator. The ABD’s mission is to enhance shareholder value in Fortune 500 companies by promoting inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards. More information about ABD and access to the Missing pieces report: The 2016 board diversity census of women and minorities on Fortune 500 boards is available at