Press Mentions

  • Oklahoma Energy Bbriefs

    NewsOK April 13, 2018

    OGE Energy Corp. has been recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company for having 20 percent of its board seats held by women.
    2020 Women on Boards is the national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. Women on Boards is known for its research on the gender composition of boards of directors, including its proprietary 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, which ranks nearly 2000 companies.
    "OGE is proud to be recognized nationally as an organization committed to diversity and inclusion, which is one of our core company values," OGE CEO Sean Trauschke said. "More importantly, we are proud of the significant, valuable contributions of our two, highly skilled female directors."

  • AmFam receives a ’W’ for winning in board gender diversity

    American Family Insurance April 13, 2018

    American Family has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards, an organization that focuses on increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020. Receiving the winning “W” recognition, AmFam is one of 1,155 companies that have more than 20 percent of their board seats held by women.
    Four of the 13 American Family board members (31 percent) are women.

  • OGE recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company

    EnerCom April 11, 2018

    2020 Women on Boards is the national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. Women on Boards is known for its research on the gender composition of boards of directors, including its proprietary 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, which ranks nearly 2000 companies on a "W" (winning) to "Z" (zero) scale.
    "OGE is proud to be recognized nationally as an organization committed to diversity and inclusion, which is one of our core company values," said Sean Trauschke, chairman, president and CEO of OGE Energy Corp. "More importantly, we are proud of the significant, valuable contributions of our two, highly skilled female directors."

  • MBT honored for board diversity during Women’s History Month

    BedfordNow April 10, 2018

    “We are honored and proud to work with a diverse team at Monroe Bank & Trust. Being recognized by 2020 Women on Boards allows us to acknowledge incredible women leaders at our bank and hopefully inspire the next generation of women in leadership. We remain committed to supporting and fostering women at every level at our organization,” said H. Douglas Chaffin, president and CEO of Monroe Bank & Trust, in a press release.

  • Business Notebook: 4/1

    The Blade April 1, 2018

    MBT Financial Corp., which owns Monroe Bank & Trust, has been named a Winning “W” Company for 2017 by the nonprofit 2020 Women on Boards. The honor is given to boards with more than 20 percent of its member seats held by women.

  • Let companies know you care about inclusion

    Chicago Tribune March 30, 2018

    A new study from McKinsey & Company found that companies with the most ethnic and cultural diversity in the boardroom were 43 percent more likely to experience higher profits. The 2020 Women on Boards Report shows that women have made great progress in recent years, but still hold only 20 percent of the board seats of Fortune 1000 companies. Minorities have less than 20 percent representation.

  • GCP Applied Technologies Recognized for Board Diversity

    Nasdaq March 28, 2018

    GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) has been awarded a Winning Company 2017 designation by the organization 2020 Women on Boards. This national campaign aims to increase the number of women represented on corporate boards to 20% by the year 2020.
    2020 Women on Boards recognized that GCP’s board of directors is composed of 38% women, holding three of eight board seats, and identified its gender diversity as an example of good corporate governance. GCP is among approximately 1,150 companies in a database of 3,200 companies which meet or exceed the 2020 Women on Boards diversity goal.

  • GCP Applied Technologies Recognized for Board Diversity

    GlobeNewswire March 28, 2018

    GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) has been awarded a Winning Company 2017 designation by the organization 2020 Women on Boards. This national campaign aims to increase the number of women represented on corporate boards to 20% by the year 2020.

    2020 Women on Boards recognized that GCP's board of directors is composed of 38% women, holding three of eight board seats, and identified its gender diversity as an example of good corporate governance. GCP is among approximately 1,150 companies in a database of 3,200 companies which meet or exceed the 2020 Women on Boards diversity goal.

  • AEP Recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company

    American Electric Power March 26, 2018

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has been recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company for having 20 percent or more board seats held by women. AEP’s 12-member Board of Directors includes three women, or 25 percent.
    2020 Women on Boards, which reviewed the board composition of 3,192 companies for this recognition, is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020. The organization educates corporate stakeholders on the importance of board diversity and promotes examples of good corporate governance.

  • The Top Companies For Women Executives

    Forbes March 6, 2018

    Among the top companies is Chico’s FAS, a retailer known for women’s apparel brands White House Black Market, Soma and its namesake Chico’s. Under the leadership of CEO Shelley Broader, the company debuted in NAFE’s top 10. Recognized as a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company six years running, women make up 96% of Chico’s FAS’s workforce and 91% of executive leadership. Such representation at every level of the organization is vital to progress, says Barry. “I’m a big believer that if you can see it, you can be it. ... If women are 50% of the population, they should be 50% of the workforce at every level.”

  • Medical employer ranks among 'Best Companies for Women'

    GRBJ March 2, 2018

    Data for the “Best Companies for Women” ranking was compiled from a variety of publicly available sources, including the “Fortune 300” list, Working Mother 2016 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, Fairygodboss, 2020 Women on Boards, Paid Leave for the US, company websites, annual reports and news releases.

  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Pledges $1.5 Million to Local Nonprofits Committed to Advancing Women

    Cision PR Newswire February 1, 2018

    This year's focus underscores the Bank's continued and unwavering commitment to achieving equality for women in the workplace and beyond. Chairman and CEO Bob Rivers is a founding member of the Boston Women's Workforce Council, and Eastern is a leader on behalf of the Center for Women in Business and 2020 Women on Boards, supporting each group to gather and report data and best practices as the basis for establishing greater representation of women throughout today's corporations. Today, women comprise 66 percent of Eastern's workforce, including 48 percent of its officer corps. Earlier this month, the Bank announced Deborah Jackson as the first woman elected as Lead Director for its Board of Directors.