Press Mentions

  • Aqua America’s Chris Franklin Named 2017 Most Admired CEO

    Business Wirw December 8, 2017

    Franklin is also taking a closer look at internal practices and communication initiatives. The company embarked on a core values exploration and is using the findings to enhance company culture. It also unveiled a new employee safety campaign, and began using innovative internal communications tactics to open the lines of communication and access between all levels of leadership and employees. His work on diversity and inclusion was recognized by the Forum of Executive Women and 2020 Women on Boards.

  • More from the Women of Biopharma — Full Measures of Progress

    Life Science Leader December 8, 2017

    As we look at the coming year, we should remain focused on creating opportunities for women in our industry. At the macro level, organizations like 2020 Women on Boards and 30 percent Club are committed to creating more diversity on boards and in the C-Suite. It will take the effort and focus of both men and women to truly drive meaningful change. Additionally, we can all make a difference at our own companies and in our own communities. This can be done by mentoring and developing existing talent, and nurturing the next generation of young girls by promoting science education, encouraging participation in STEM programs, and ensuring that we’re actively promoting interest in careers in the life sciences. And why is this all important? We aren’t focused on diversity for diversity’s sake. Beyond the intrinsic value that multiple points of view can bring to an organization, studies continue to show that diversity in leadership improves both performance and profitability when compared to firms that lack diversity

  • CtW Investment Group calls on Amazon to improve gender diversity

    Pensions & Investments December 6, 2017

    An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment on CtW's letter but noted that the company has a number of female vice presidents across the company and was recognized by 2020 Women on Boards as having one of the most gender diverse boards in technology. The national campaign 2020 Women on Boards aims to increase the percentage of women on company boards to 20% by 2020.

  • Equilar Earns “Disruptor Award” From 2020 Women on Boards

    Equilar December 4, 2017

    Equilar has been honored with the 2017 “Disruptor Award” from the 2020 Women on Boards San Francisco Committee in recognition of its efforts to enhance the Equilar BoardEdge platform, in particular with respect to the Equilar Diversity Network.

    “An exciting shift is currently taking place to be inclusive of women’s leadership in the boardroom,” said Johanne Bouchard, a governance and leadership executive advisor and a co-chair of the 2020 Women on Boards San Francisco Committee. “When a shift occurs, a healthy disruptor is necessary to propagate the shift—Equilar is such a disruptor.”

  • Pittsburgh event seeks to get more minorities in the boardroom

    Pittsburgh Courier December 3, 2017

    The abundance of recent news reports of alleged sexual misconduct against women proves the conversations that occurred during the November 2017 National Conversation on Board Diversity event sponsored by 2020 Women on Boards was timely and essential.

  • Legg Mason adds two more women to its board of directors

    The Baltimore Sun November 28, 2017

    In 2015, the 2020 Women on Boards movement found that 17.9 percent of corporate directors at Fortune 1000 companies were women. The organization aims to boost that to at least 20 percent by 2020.

  • Sallie Mae Recognized for Diversity of Its Board of Directors

    Business Wire November 20, 2017

    The gender diversity on Sallie Mae’s Board has also been recognized for three consecutive years by 2020 Women on Boards, a national nonprofit organization working to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20 percent by the year 2020. In its “2020 Gender Diversity Directory,” Sallie Mae is listed as a “Winning (W) Company” for having at least 20 percent female representation on its board. Of the 1,745 companies the organization evaluated, only 40 percent earned “W” designations.

  • Ventas Inc. Recognized as “W” Winning Company

    Markets Insider November 16, 2017

    The Leader in the Light Award underscores a strong year for Ventas and its enhanced emphasis on all elements of ESG (environmental, social and governance). In 2017, the Company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time, ranking in the top quartile of real estate companies in North America and outperforming industry peers. In addition, Ventas ranked first among the three listed healthcare real estate company participants in the GRESB real estate ESG assessment, retaining its Green Star designation for the fourth consecutive year. Ventas also achieved an "A” ranking, the highest possible score, on the new GRESB Public Disclosure Assessment, recognizing the Company’s focus on transparency and public reporting. Finally, Ventas was identified as a "Winning Company” in the 2020 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index, which recognizes Fortune 1000 Companies that have 20 percent or greater women serving on their boards of directors. The Ventas Board composition is currently 30 percent female.

  • Women on boards campaign expands Phoenix board diversity conversation

    Phoenix Business Journal November 13, 2017

    The 2020 Women on Boards organization, a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020, is hosting their National Conversation on Board Diversity in Phoenix on Nov. 15.

  • CDR's Parsons to Speak at National Conversation on Board Diversity in Oklahoma City

    Cision PRWeb November 13, 2017

    The 2020 Women on Boards campaign is hosting the 2017 National Conversation on Board Diversity taking place in 19 U.S. Cities, including this meeting in Oklahoma City. C-Suite and senior executives throughout the U.S. and the world will discuss: Building the Pipeline: How do we Prepare Ourselves and Find Director Opportunities?

  • More women join Illinois boards, but diversity still lags other states

    Chicago Tribune November 13, 2017

    The organization 2020 Women on Boards, which aims to boost female representation on corporate boards to 20 percent or more by 2020, said women currently hold about 19.5 percent of board seats among Illinois companies. That’s slightly higher than 2016, but the figure still lags behind leaders like Washington, at 24.6 percent women, and neighboring states like Michigan and Wisconsin, at 23.5 and 21.3 percent respectively. In Indiana, just 16.5 percent of directors are women.

  • Renee White Fraser PhD to Co-Host 2020 Women on Boards Luncheon

    NB Herard November 13, 2017

    2020 Women on Boards is a national organization with the goal of increasing the number of women on corporate boards. It was established in 2010 by two women who were frustrated that the number of women on corporate boards was stagnant. The organization is a non-profit that believes in diversity and how corporate boards should reflect not just the stakeholders, but the employees, shareholders, and customers, too. Along with increasing the number of women on corporate boards, 2020 Women on Boards also serves the public by educating people on the issue of adding diversity to those boards. 2020 Women on Boards is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.