The ABD Census provides benchmark data that assesses the current status of woman and minorities on boards. The reports analyzes data based on race and gender of board directors of the top US companies and provides the snapshots of diversity of American Boardroom.
Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards
2012 Alliance for Board Diversity Census, August 15, 2013
ABD FACT SHEET
While it has been nearly a decade since the ABD began conducting its census of Fortune 100 board directors in 2004, women and minorities have made only small gains in increasing their representation in corporate boardrooms. The overall increase is negligible. In 2012, women and minorities remained underrepresented at the decision-making table of boardrooms, with white men comprising nearly 70 percent of the 1,214 seats.
Trending similarly to the Fortune 100, women and minorities remained underrepresented in corporate boardrooms with white/Caucasian men holding the majority of the Fortune 500 seats. In these companies, between 2010 and 2012, white/Caucasian males continued to dominate boards, accounting for 73.3 percent or 4,020 of the 5,488 total board seats.
Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards 2011 Alliance for Board Diversity Census
2008 Women and Minorities on Fortune 100 Boards Report
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