Globally, women gain corporate board seats — but not in the US

by Kimberly Weisul Jan 13, 2015 —

New report examines boards of public companies in 20 countries and finds that the U.S. lags.

The push for women to gain corporate board seats is having an impact in many countries. Progress is possible. That seems to be the message from Catalyst’s new global census of women on boards, which counts the number of women board members at public companies in 20 countries.

Much of the basis for such optimism, though, does not come from the U.S. The percentage of board seats of S&P 500 companies held by women hasn’t budged much since last year.  read more...