#GAReads | Women's Share of Board Seats Rises to 20%

photo credit:  Nastuh Abootalebi , via  Unsplash

photo credit: Nastuh Abootalebi, via Unsplash

Women's Share of Board Seats Rises to 20%”:

One-fifth of seats on a broad swath of public-company boards are now held by women, a sign of change as U.S. corporations face increased pressure to diversify.

The share of female board members in the Russell 3000 index, which includes most public companies on major U.S. stock exchanges, increased to 20% in the second quarter of this year from 19% the previous quarter, according to Equilar Inc., a governance-data firm. When Equilar began tracking the measure in late 2016, 15% of board seats were filled by women.

Read Rachel Feintzeig’s full article at The Wall Street Journal here…