1. Fortune 500 Boards Still Decades Away from Representation Parallel to the Presence of Women and Minorities in the US Population

    Fortune 500 Boards Still Decades Away from Representation Parallel to the Presence of Women and Minorities in the US Population

    PRNewswire/ -- The number of Fortune 500 companies with over 40% diversity on their boards is nearly four times higher than it was in 2010, according to the sixth edition of the " Missing Pieces Report: A Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards ," a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte. As used in this document ...

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    1. While we applaud the progress that businesses have made in increasing board diversity, we need to ensure representation is holistic and inclusive for all – not just for one segment of an underrepresented population.
    2. The Missing Pieces report shows that while considerable progress has been made, and that companies are moving in the right direction in terms of equal representation on boards, there is still work to be done.
    3. We recognize the pool of new board directors is more diverse than ever, but progress is slow and will only improve when companies set intentional targets for gender and underrepresented groups on boards.
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