#GAReads | There's a record number of women on the boards of Fortune 500 companies. Racial and ethnic minorities, not so much
As leadership boards at Fortune 500 companies become more gender diverse, racial diversity still lags, according to a new report.
Of the 462 leadership positions at major companies filled in 2018, 183 went to women. The growth represents a 34% increase since 2017, when women filled 137 of the new positions.
The report, administered by executive search company Heidrick & Struggles, projects Fortune 500 boards will have equal number of men and women on boards by 2023.