2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors (Report)Dec 10, 2013
Where Are the Women on Boards?
Once again there’s been little to no increase for women on boards in corporate America, according to the 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors.
Among the findings:
- Women held only 16.9% of board seats in 2013—no change from last year (16.6%).
- In both 2012 and 2013, less than one-fifth of companies had 25% or more women directors, while one-tenth had no women serving on their boards.
- Less than one-quarter of companies had three or more women directors serving together in both 2012 and 2013.
- Women of color held 3.2% of board seats, essentially the same as last year (3.3%).
Research Partners: AT&T Inc.; Bloomberg; BMO Financial Group; Cardinal Health, Inc.; Chevron Corporation; Credit Suisse; Dell Inc.; Deloitte LLP; Desjardins Group; Deutsche Bank AG, EY, General Motors Company; Hewlett-Packard Company; IBM Corporation; KeyBank; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; McDonald’s Corporation; PPL Corporation; Sodexo, Inc.; State Street Corporation; UPS
Authored by: Rachel Soares Liz Mulligan-Ferry