Advancing Women to the Boardroom

Executive Women of New Jersey Updates Leadership Numbers

NJThumbnailExecutive Women of New Jersey recently released updated numbers for women in leadership in the 99 New Jersey companies on the Russell 3000.  Top findings from the report include the following.

  • Of 942 board seats in 99 companies, 141, or 15%, were held by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these companies held only 13.7% of seats.
  • The 18 NJ Fortune 500 companies within the NJ Russell 3000 did slightly better, with 45 of 202 board seats, or 22.3%, filled by women. This is an increase over 2013, when women in these companies held 18.9% of board seats.
  • 25 of the NJ companies in the Russell 3000, or 25%, had no women directors. In 2013, this was true of 30%.
  • All of the 18 NJ Fortune 500 companies within the Russell 3000 had at least one woman director; one company had no women directors in 2013.

 

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