Press Mentions

  • Women's representation on boards reaches a milestone

    The Business Journals September 12, 2019

    Women now hold more than 20 percent of the board seats at the top 3,000 publicly-traded companies, an achievement that reaches the goal set by national advocacy group 2020 Women on Boards a year early.
    Data governance company Equilar Inc. analyzed gender representation on the boards of directors at companies in the Russell 3,000 Index, which represents about 98 percent of all publicly traded U.S. companies, and found that women now hold 20.2 percent of board seats.
    That number is a significant increase from 15 percent in 2016, when Equilar began tracking the measure, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • 2020 Women on Boards Recognizes LPL Financial for Its Board Diversity

    Globe Newswire August 28, 2019

    LPL Financial Holdings Inc., the parent corporation of leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker-dealer LPL Financial LLC (Nasdaq: LPLA), today announced it has been named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women on Boards. The organization recognized LPL, which has three women on its nine-member board of directors, for its commitment to gender diversity.

  • 43 N.J. companies recognized by 2020WOB for board gender diversity

    ROI-NJ August 16, 2019

    Forty-three New Jersey companies have been named a winner by 2020 Women on Boards for having women make up at least 20% of its board of directors.
    Winning “W” Companies are cited in 2020WOB’s annual Gender Diversity Index, which tracks the gender composition of corporate board of director seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. In 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women was 17.7%, up from 16% in 2017. Still, half of the companies in the Russell 3000 have one or no women on their boards.
    Out of a total of 1,353 winning companies, 43 New Jersey-based businesses made the list.

  • Cantel Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for Gender Diversity

    Yahoo Finance August 15, 2019

    Cantel Medical Corp. (CMD) has been named a Winning 'W' Company by 2020 Women on Boards (2020WOB) for having women make up at least 20% of its Board of Directors. 2020WOB's annual Gender Diversity Index, which cites those on the Winning 'W' Companies list, tracks the gender composition of corporate Board of Director seats among the Russell 3000 Index. In 2018, the percentage of Board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017. Still, nearly one-fourth of public companies in the U.S. have no women on their Boards.

  • 2020 Women on Boards honors Cooper Tire for female representation on company board

    Tire Technology International August 15, 2019

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has been named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women on Boards for having at least 20% females on its corporate board prior to the year 2020, with 30% female board representation.

  • WeWork doesn’t have a single woman director, according to IPO filing

    CNBC August 14, 2019

    Historically, women were more absent from the boardrooms of companies making their debuts. A study released last month by 2020 Women on Boards found that 37 percent of the 75 largest IPOs from 2014 to 2016 debuted with all-male boards. But in the last few years, it’s become a much less common occurrence, especially among larger private companies that have waited far longer to go public.

  • WeWork’s all-male board is pretty typical of IPOs these days

    Crain's New York August 14, 2019

    In a study of 100 IPO boards from 2014 to 2017, half went public without a single female director, said Mali Gero, co-founder and senior adviser of 2020 Women on Boards, which pressures companies to add more women directors. Data for 2018 isn’t yet complete.

    “This really brings down the numbers,” Gero said in an interview. “What we also found is that over time they begin to diversity their boards, but it takes four years. It takes four years for these younger companies to really understand the value of diverse boards and hear what the stakeholders are asking for.”

  • How deal-maker Cheryl Miller rose to become AutoNation’s new CEO

    Sun Sentinel August 2, 2019

    In the entire state, there were only four female CEOs of 109 top executives leading public companies in 2018, according to 2020 Women on Boards, a national organization that advocates for women in corporate leadership.

  • Zayo Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for Board Diversity

    Yahoo Finance July 22, 2019

    Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (ZAYO) has been named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2020. With three women on its nine-member board, Zayo’s board is more than 30% female. Zayo’s women board members include Cathy Morris, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Arrow Electronics; Linda Rottenberg, co-founder and CEO of Endeavor and author of the book “Crazy is a Compliment”; and Emily White, former COO of Snapchat.

  • Modine Honored by 2020 Women on Boards for Having 20% or More Corporate Board Seats Held by Women

    PR Newswire July 15, 2019

    Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), a diversified global leader in thermal management technology and solutions, has been named a Winning 'W' Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2020.  This is the seventh time Modine received the award.

  • Designer Brands Recognized for Commitment to Women in Leadership

    PR Newswire July 12, 2019

    Designer Brands was recently named a Winning 'W' Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2020. Winning 'W' Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards annual Gender Diversity Index which tracks the number of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. Currently five of Designer Brands' 8 independent board members are women. 

  • 2020 Women on Boards Honors Woodard & Curran For its Diverse Board of Directors

    Woodard & Curran July 12, 2019

    Woodard & Curran is proud to once again be named a Winning ‘W’ Company by 2020 Women On Boards (2020WOB) for the representation of women on its corporate board. According to 2020WOB’s annual Gender Diversity Index, the national percentage of board seats held by women in 2018 was 17.7 percent, up 1.7 percent from 2017. The organization’s goal is to achieve 20 percent by 2020.