The Thirty Percent Coalition elects new Board Directors

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Press Release

At its annual meeting held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the Thirty Percent Coalition Board of Directors voted for the appointment of two new Directors:

  • Susan Angele - Senior Advisor, Board Governance, at KPMG's Board Leadership Center
  • Anna Mok - Co-Founder, President & Chairman of The Board, Ascend

The Executive Committee was elected for a one-year term and includes:

  • Julie Kanak, Chair – Managing Director, Diversified Search
  • Susan Clark, Vice Chair - Managing Director, Sun Capital
  • Patti Gazda, Secretary – Corporate Governance Officer, Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System
  • Dawn Jones, Treasurer - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer & Vice President of Social Impact, Intel
  • Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane - Executive Director, Thirty Percent Coalition<

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new board members. The Coalition continues to gain national recognition for our work to increase corporate board diversity. I look forward to continue working with the board to achieve our goals. I would also like to extend a warm thanks to our outgoing board members for their service and dedication to the Coalition’s success,” said Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of the Thirty Percent Coalition.

Coalition Board members at large include:

  • Esther Aguilera – CEO, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Susan Angele - Senior Advisor, Board Governance, at KPMG's Board Leadership Center
  • Karlie Ilaria – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Paul Hastings
  • Renaye Manley – Deputy Director, Service Employees International Union
  • Gianna McCarthy – Director of Corporate Governance, New York State Retirement Fund
  • Holly McMullan – Head of Business Development - North America, Apollo Global Management
  • Anna Mok - Co-Founder, President & Chairman Of The Board, Ascend
  • Marybeth Schmitz – Managing Director, Global Head of Administration & HR, Vista Equity Partners
  • Christine Shaw – Assistant Treasurer for Policy State of Connecticut Office of the Treasurer

...we find that banks with more gender diversity on their board perform better once the composition of these boards reaches a critical level of gender diversity, corresponding to a board female share of around 13-17 percent.

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