Highlighting the benefits of gender diversity
Since 2010, The Leadership Foundry has collaborated with Kogod School of Business at American University to study gender diversity and its effect within the corporate boardroom. The resulting annual research reports include publicly traded companies within Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Through our research and advocacy, The Leadership Foundry fuels awareness of the lack of female representation on corporate boards and encourages local organizations to support board gender diversity. But while this progress is important, it’s still not enough. We will continue to strive towards creating an equal space for women in the corporate boardroom until we reach our goal.
Our latest findings
Though positive change can be a long process, we applaud every step women make towards achieving equality in corporate board roles.
increase in board positions filled by women since 2010
increase in boards who have achieved critical mass (3+ women) since 2010
fewer boards with no female representation since 2010
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Looks at board evaluations, term limits and mandatory retirement age as potential board diversity factors.
Compares our study area to four states that have or are considering passing legislative quotas for women in the boardroom.
Examines young companies’ role in creating opportunities for women to serve on boards.
Shows the positive financial benefits of board gender diversity and compares progress in the US to other countries.