Iss analyticsAs the U.S. annual shareholder meeting season is coming to an end, we review the characteristics of newly appointed directors to reveal trends director in nominations. As of May 30, 2019, ISS has profiled the boards of 2,175 Russell 3000 companies (including the boards of 401 members of the S&P 500) with a general meeting of shareholders during the year. These figures represent approximately 75 percent of

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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

​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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The number of women directors in corporate boards needs attention. Appointing only one woman director would seem to be inexpedient as she will be stereotyped and ignored.

By Hima Kota Assistant Professor, Amity University, Noida,India.

The corporate landscape has long been dominated and characterised by men and is still skewed in their

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