Board Diversity

It makes business sense for corporate boards to reflect their customers, clients, and employee base. Yet only 22.5% of board seats in the Fortune 500 are held by women, and only 4.6% are held by women of color. Explore our resources and programs for increasing board diversity and becoming a board director here.



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DEI 101

Pyramid: Women in the United States Workforce (Infographic)

Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder.

Board Diversity

How to Get More Women of Color into the Boardroom (Blog Post)

Catalyst's Meesha Rosa speaks about board readiness, sponsorship, and the ongoing work of the Catalyst Women On Board™ initiative.

Board Diversity

LinkedIn Live: Advancing Progress For Women of Color in Leadership

Join us for a conversation about advancing progress for women of color in the C-suite and corporate governance.

Board Diversity

New Board Census Data from the Missing Pieces Report Unveiled (Media Release)

Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte report shows women and minorities continue to make progress in board representation, with…

Board Diversity

Report: Missing Pieces Report: Board Diversity Census (Report)

This Missing Pieces Report, 6th edition highlights the progress to-date that has or has not been made in the equitable…

Catalyst Welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as New Board Chair (Media Release)

Catalyst welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as new Board chair and eight new Board members driving workplace equity and inclusion.

EY Black History Month Executive Conference

An immersive experience examining how corporate America and communities can promote and build on the similarities that unite us, while…

Catalyst Welcomes Six New Members to Board of Directors (Media Release)

Inclusive leaders named to help shape Catalyst’s future.

Catalyst Names New Executive Director in Canada (Media Release)

Vandana Juneja is the new Executive Director of Catalyst in Canada. Four new members also join the Catalyst Canada Advisory…

Business Case

Women in the Workforce: Canada (Quick Take)

How does Canada's increasing, diversifying, and aging population impact working women?

Board Diversity

Women on Corporate Boards (Quick Take)

Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.

Board Diversity

Women in Leadership at S&P/ TSX Companies (Report)

Canada’s largest companies are leading the pack to accelerate progress for women.

Board Diversity

Les femmes occupant des postes de haute direction au sein des entreprises du S&P/ TSX (Rapport)

Les plus grandes entreprises canadiennes sont en tête de ligne quant à l’accélération du progrès des femmes

Un rapport illustre les progrès réalisés par les femmes au sein des conseils d’administration des plus grandes entreprises canadiennes (Communiqué de presse)

Toronto (Ontario) –Un nouveau rapport de Catalyst et du Club des 30 % du Canada, « Les femmes occupant des postes de…

Report Shows Progress for Women on Boards & Executive Teams at Canada’s Largest Companies (Media Release)

Toronto, ON – A new report from Catalyst and the 30% Club Canada, Women in Leadership at S&P/TSX Companies, reveals…

Board Diversity

Too Few Women of Color on Boards: Statistics and Solutions (Quick Take)

Despite changing demographics, corporate boards are still appointing directors who look like the old directors.

Board Diversity

Socioeconomic Board Diversity (Trend Brief)

Having women on board is a start. But socioeconomic board diversity means also representing the interests of non-executive employees.

New Industry Data from the Missing Pieces Report Unveiled (Media Release)

Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness and the Alliance for Board Diversity's multi-year report highlights insights on board diversity.

Board Diversity

Missing Pieces Report: Industry View (Report)

The Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards (Missing Pieces Report),…

DEI 101

8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 (Blog Post)

Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more.