A Business Journals analysis of some 3,000 publicly traded companies with at least $100 million in market capitalization found the absence of women directors particularly pronounced among two classes of companies: those with relatively limited resources compared to their larger brethren and, perhaps not surprisingly, those run by male CEOs and board chairs.
Spencer Stuart's sixth annual U.S. Technology Board Index examines emerging trends and issues in board composition, governance practices and director compensation for 200 top U.S. technology companies.
January 05, 2018
Diversity Poised to Take Center Stage in 2018 Proxy Season
From Hollywood movie sets and Silicon Valley tech campuses to Wall Street banks and the U.S. Congress, calls for increased diversity have amplified in recent years. The boardrooms of corporate America are no exception. While diversity on corporate boards has been a matter of interest among U.S. investors for years, 2017 marked a turning point, and we expect the topic of boardroom diversity, particularly gender diversity, to take center stage in the 2018 annual meeting season.