Women board members in Florida reach 20 percent mark

Florida’s major public and private companies added three women to their boards this year, for a total of 53 women board members compared with 50 a year ago, according to a report by 2020 Women on Boards. That’s 20 percent of companies in the state with women on their boards, up from 18.7 percent in 2015, according to 2020 Women on Boards, a national organization that has been advocating for at least 20 percent representation by women on corporate boards by the year 2020.

“We’re pleased to see that Florida companies surveyed consider gender diversity of their boards a priority, making Florida one of the leading states on the index,” said Maureen Shea, CEO of Right Management for Florida and the Caribbean. Shea also is program chair for Women Executive Leadership, a South Florida advocate organization for more women on company boards.

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