#GoodRead | How to Triple the Number of Women Appointed to Boards in Three Years
Only a month before Twitter hosted 2013’s most highly anticipated public offering, The New York Times’s Claire Cain Miller asked why the company’s board of directors was entirely male. The article jolted an industry accustomed to seeing itself as an enlightened alternative to traditional businesses.
Since then, a lot has changed. Redfin looked at the board appointments between January 1, 2013 and July 1, 2016 for the last 100 technology companies to go public. We found that 80% of the 381 appointments were indeed male, but what was surprising was how quickly the gender ratio of those appointments shifted after the Twitter article was published.