A new report issued by the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) shows growing numbers of women board nominees for S&P 500 companies. The increased percentage of women nominees, up from 15% in 2008 to 30% in 2014, is a positive indication that companies are seeing the value of gender diverse boards. As we continue to celebrate the incredible performance of boards with both men and women, more companies will follow suit and we will see higher conversions of nomination to board seats for women.
What can we do to keep the celebration going?
First, remember that our economy will flourish with full participation of our talent. That means men and women working together! Warren Buffet said it best: “we’ve seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you’ll join me as an unbridled optimist about America’s future.”
If you are a women- throw your hat in the ring! Share the contribution that you bring to the table the way that only you can. Thank you to all the women who have paved the way and those that continue to take the road less traveled so that others may benefit- men and women!