In this first-of-its-kind initiative, the Thirty Percent Coalition partners with the Nathan Cummings Foundation to bring attention to the small percentage (3.5%) of women of color on S&P 1500 Corporate Boards

Fort Washington, PA – April 23, 2019 – The Thirty Percent Coalition has launched a national awareness campaign to promote women of color on corporate boards. This first of its kind initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

​Corporate and nonprofit board members have an important role in building an inclusive environment that drives performance and financial results.

Corporate and non profit boards of directors—spurred by a mix of persuasive research; pressure from shareholders, employees, customers and business partners; and their own intuitive sense of what’s right—have been working for years

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Women are doing their part. Now companies need to do their part, too.

For the last four years, companies have reported that they are highly committed to gender diversity. But that commitment has not translated into meaningful progress.

Women continue to be vastly underrepresented at every level. For women of color, it’s even worse. Only about one

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Getting an MBA Won't Save You from the Pay Gap if You're a Woman or Minority

At one time, higher education meant greater opportunities.

But according to a recent study from the Forté Foundation, the opportunities afforded to white men remain far greater than those for their female or minority counterparts.

...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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