Women on Boards: Review and Outlook
- For the 12 months ending June 15, 2011, 83 women across industries joined boards, with an average age of 54;
- More than 1,100 directors are currently over age 70, with nearly 300 boards having at least 2 members over age 70 - potential retirements create opportunities for women;
- A strong supply of talented women is in place, including 78 CFOs, only 25 of which serve on an outside board;
- 133 boards have 3 or more women on their boards.
- Only 14.7 % of board directors are women;
- 140 boards have no women directors;
- 29 consumer companies still have no women directors, despite the fact that women make 75% percent of consumer purchase decisions.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.