by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.
Company Recognized for 17th Year for Commitment to Workplace Equality
RACINE, Wis., March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/– For the 14th time, SC Johnson has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index survey and report. This honor marks SC Johnson’s 17th year of recognition on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s annual workplace equality list. The Corporate Equality Index is the nation’s leading benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees.
On March 8, #InternationalWomensDay, and throughout the month of March, Americans will celebrate the many achievements of women throughout history in art, athletics, business, government, philanthropy, humanities, science, and education. Women have contributed a lot to society, and we have made great strides in reducing the gender equity gap. However, we still have some barriers to overcome to ensure equal economic opportunities, educational equity, women’s health, and an end to gender-based violence.
DALLAS, February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Diversity Council will host the 2019 National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 8-12, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is “Inclusion: The Time is Now.” The five-day conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as President Barack Obama, award winning actress America Ferrera, General Colin Powell, and over sixty industry experts offering insight on the importance of diversity & inclusion in the workplace.
DEARBORN Mich., February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Sponsored by AAA Michigan, and hosted by the Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC), this year’s Women In Leadership Symposium (WILS) will focus on one of the hottest trending topics in media/social media today, “women empowerment.”
Themed, “Center Stage: Standing Out & Speaking Up,” MIDC will hone in on empowering women to speak up for themselves and to speak up and empower one another. #SPEAKUP -- when demanding a seat at the table, when contributing ideas and solutions, when other women deserve to be praised, and more!
HOUSTON, December 4, 2018 /3BL Media/- The National Diversity Council and Southwest Airlines are proud to close out the 2018 year by announcing their new partnership. Southwest has been named National Diversity Council’s official airline, enabling the company’s consultants and certified diversity professionals to travel the world demonstrating the importance of inclusive work environments.