March 27 2017
We’re Making Little Progress Getting Women on Boards
The glass ceiling for women on corporate boards does not appear to be budging.
Women held one in every five board seats at S&P 500 companies last year, or 19.9%, according to a survey from Catalyst, a research group that tracks executive women. That was only a slight increase from 19.2% the year before.
“Men continue to be overrepresented, holding more than their fair share of board seats and, in some cases, all the board seats,” Deborah Gillis, president and CEO of Catalyst, said in a statement.