W Company Spotlights
Akamai delivers a lot more than 30% of the world's Internet traffic. We also deliver a world of opportunity for smart, motivated individuals who want to have an impact on a global stage, helping today’s leading enterprises more intelligently conduct business online.
The diverse perspectives and values of our global team members help enhance our ability to make sound decisions and achieve our common goals. We also recognize that as the global business environment becomes more diverse we will continue to push the boundaries of diversity to enhance our ability to not only service our growing number of clients, but also our employees. It is our goal to offer our employees numerous opportunities to grow and advance not only to drive business results but to also enrich our culture. We support the role that diversity in all its forms plays in driving business results for our customers and enabling us to build a truly great company.
Akamai is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This means we do not make hiring, compensation, promotion or termination decisions based on race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, national origin, or other physical or personal characteristics.
At a time when the percentage of women on boards has increased only marginally in the U.S., for the first time in American States Water Company’s history, 40-percent of the Board of Directors seats belong to women. This is not due solely to the pressure for diversity and inclusion, but because of a need to step forward and to be a model that innovative companies need to encourage and embrace.
The Board is committed to diversity throughout all aspects of the Company’s operations, recognizing that the individuals governing the Company, the individuals employed by the Company and the customers and communities served by the Company benefit from the equality of a diverse mix of individuals and the talents and experience they bring into the workplace. The Board believes that it just makes good business sense for the Company to distinguish itself in this way.
Boston Private Bank & Trust Company is a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings, which is recognized by 2020 Women on Boards as a W company, with 30% of its board seats held by women.
The Bank partners with successful individuals, privately held businesses, private partnerships, nonprofits and community partners. We bring together a team of experienced professionals who consistently offer exceptional service, customized advice, and trusted partnerships for our clients at all stages of wealth creation through Deposit & Cash Management, Residential Mortgage, Investment Management & Trust, and Commercial Lending.
Boston Private Bank & Trust is committed to the communities in which we live and work, providing financial solutions for affordable housing, first-time homebuyers, economic development, social services, community revitalization and small businesses. The Bank was honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s Top Corporate Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts for 2011 and recently received its 11th consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating from the Massachusetts Division of Banks and the FDIC.
Headquartered in Boston's Post Office Square, the Bank has 25 offices throughout New England, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and operate as Borel Private Bank & Trust Company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
BrightPoint is a global leader in mobile device lifecycle services. We provide a full suite of end-to-end supply chain and customization solutions to manufacturers, retailers and carriers in the mobile device industry.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce, and believe in fostering an environment that respects individual differences. This leadership starts at the top with our CEO and our Board of Directors.
As a global company, we are fortunate to employ people of many backgrounds, and we are stronger because of the diversity of our associates. We believe it is critical to create an environment where each person is allowed to develop to his or her full potential in pursuit and support of BrightPoint's mission. To achieve this goal, we must ensure that inclusion is a cornerstone of our environment.
BrightPoint operates in more than 35 countries throughout the world with many cultures, languages and norms represented. We are connected throughout BrightPoint by our corporate values, our passion, and our belief that it is our duty to treat each other with dignity and respect. Our different perspectives make us stronger as a whole.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not make hiring, compensation, promotion or termination decisions based on race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, national origin, or other physical or personal characteristics.
Buckeye Technologies’ commitment to diversity is critical to our success. We are focused on delivering products and services of superior quality and value to satisfy the needs and expectations of a diverse group of customers. Diversity is an important factor helping Buckeye understand world markets, with 70% of our sales outside the United States while producing 85% of our products in the United States. We are diverse in many ways and bring different skills and perspectives to the workplace. These differences are our strength! We value our employees and our diversity as a source of competitive advantage.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers many things in its evaluation of potential members of our Board of Directors – independence, character, ability to exercise sound judgment, diversity of age, gender and ethnic background and professional experience. Our Board believes that diversity is important, as experience has taught us that various points of views contribute to a more open and effective decision-making process.
We are fortunate to have two highly skilled women on our Board of Directors. Each brings a special perspective to the boardroom that has made us a better team. For the past three years, Buckeye has been recognized by CABLE, a state established network of diverse professionals committed to connecting women with opportunity, for our commitment to having women directors. We are proud to be one of only ten Tennessee-based public companies that achieved that recognition in 2012 by having two or more women directors.
Calvert Investments is a proud supporter of 2020 Women on Boards and pleased to be recognized as a “W” company. Women make up 60% of the Calvert Investments, Inc.’s Board of Directors.
Calvert is an investment management company that offers mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and their clients. By combining rigorous analysis with independent thinking, our disciplined approach to money management goes beyond traditional factors in order to manage risk and to identify investment opportunities with greater long-term potential.
Recognizing that many companies limit searches for director nominees to the pool of senior corporate executives and that women and minorities make up only a small percentage of those positions, Calvert Investments has been active in encouraging companies to change their director selection process. Calvert Investments saw an unprecedented opportunity to increase the presence of women and minorities on corporate boards with the increased need for independent directors that came with the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. Accordingly, Calvert Investments introduced a model nominating committee charter for corporate boards that would ensure the proper representation of diverse candidates among the pool from which board nominees are chosen.
Board diversity is one of the sustainability factors that Calvert Investments evaluates when researching new investment opportunities. Calvert Investments also seeks to actively promote diversity on the boards of the companies held in its mutual fund portfolios by voting against every slate of directors that lacks racial and/or gender diversity. In addition, Calvert Investments directly engages companies on this important topic by writing to, and meeting with, company executives and by filing shareholder proposals that seek to add diversity to corporate boards. Since 2002, Calvert Investments has sent letters to hundreds of companies and filed shareholder proposals with over 60 companies that lack any diversity asking them to amend their director nominee selection policies and to include women and minorities as part of every slate of director nominees.
To Calvert Investments, leading companies with respect to board diversity include those that (i) specifically mention diversity of race and gender in their director selection criteria, (ii) consider candidates from non-traditional areas, and (iii) ensure that every time a slate of director nominees is presented to shareholders for a vote, qualified women and minority candidates were included as part of the nominee pool.
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s,” “V8” and “Bolthouse Farms.”
Five women sit on Campbell’s 16-member board of directors, bringing total representation to 31 percent. For Campbell’s diverse representation and support of women on boards of directors, 2020 Women on Boards has awarded Campbell a “W” rating.
Campbell’s commitment to The Way We Work states that the company “will positively contribute to building and sustaining a safe, diverse, inclusive, engaged and socially responsible workplace focused on delivering business results with integrity.”
Furthermore, Campbell is committed to Winning with Women, through accelerating the development of future women leaders, and strengthening the network of organizations that foster representation and retention of diverse talent and generate positive business outcomes. Campbell was recognized in 2010 with the prestigious Catalyst award.
It is crucial for Campbell to have a management team and workforce that reflects the markets in which it competes. In 2011, Denise Morrison became Campbell’s first female CEO in the company’s 143 year history. By recruiting and retaining talented women and enabling Campbell women to achieve and demonstrate their full potential, the company can better understand, relate to, and anticipate the demands of its diverse consumers.
Headquartered in Medford, Massachusetts, Century Bank’s Founder and Chairman, Marshall M. Sloane, is joined by his son, Century’s President and CEO Barry R. Sloane, and his daughter, Linda Sloane Kay, who serves as the Bank’s Executive Vice President. Century Bank strives for excellence to the benefit of its customers, employees, shareholders and its community because choosing a bank involves more than simply comparing interest rates.
The bank's core values drive its success: lend in your home geography, lend with verified collateral, know your customer, care about your communities, and treat your customers and associates like family. Century’s family values start at the top, with stellar leadership from a board of directors that includes three women.
At Coca-Cola Enterprises, we believe that people make a company successful and sustainable. Attracting, developing, and retaining a talented and diverse workforce is a fundamental part of our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) agenda and one of our three strategic business priorities. It is important to use all of the talent available, and much for this talent comes from women.
We embrace women in leadership positions throughout our company. One-third of our Board of Directors (4 out of 12) and one-third of our Executive Leadership Team (2 out of 6) are women from diverse backgrounds, geographies, education levels, and areas of expertise. This broad range of knowledge and opinions provides tremendous value to our Board and our company but also encourages employees at all levels in the organization to embrace differences in thought, approach and problem solving.
We are proud to be among the companies who are setting the bar high and offering opportunities to encourage the advancement of women in the workplace and in the boardroom.
A privately held independent broker/dealer, Commonwealth has stood the test of time and continued to thrive in an industry that has seen its share of instability and upheaval.
All of the firm’s advertising carries the line “Setting the Standard Since 1979,” a statement that defines Commonwealth’s approach to supporting the 1,400 independent financial advisors it partners with, but one that also aptly describes its track record in supporting opportunities for women. From early stewardship of the firm by Chairman Joe Deitch and his late wife, Robbie, to today, when one-third of Commonwealth’s managing partners are women, the firm’s founding vision continues to resonate: to be the best in the industry at everything it does, and to provide a supportive culture where everyone can thrive.
That vision extends to all members of the Commonwealth community. And it comes alive in myriad ways, including the firm’s commitment to maintaining a “best place to work” environment for home office staff—for which it has been honored 15 times in the past seven years. Commonwealth was also named the number one firm on theBoston Globe’s inaugural Top 10 List for Opportunities for Women in 2010.
Commonwealth has long encouraged and celebrated the personal causes and passions its advisors and home office staff are dedicated to—a commitment the firm strengthened in 2010 with the founding of Commonwealth Cares. A 501(c)3 charity for which the firm bears 100 percent of administrative expenses, the foundation is dedicated to relieving human suffering, promoting social and economic growth, and protecting our planet’s resources.