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Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

Monday, February 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Ann Gomez
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The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a proud member of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).

In 2004, HACR, in collaboration with Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, (LEAP) founded the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) to enhance shareholder value by promoting inclusion of women and minorities on corporate boards.

Today, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) in partnership with Deloitte, released the results of the Missing Pieces Report: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards. The report assesses the current status of women and minorities on boards in the Fortune 500. Between 2010 and 2016, the data shows minimal changes for Hispanic/Latino representation on Fortune 500 boards.

Some of the highlights of the report include:

  • In 2016, fewer than 15 percent of board seats in the Fortune 500 were held by minorities, including African Americans/Blacks, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic/Latinos
  • The representation of women and minorities has reached a high at 30.8 percent
  • There was a loss of two Fortune 500 board seats for Hispanic/Latina women since 2012
  • In total, 8 board  seats were gained for Hispanic/Latino men since 2012
  • Overall, Hispanic/Latino(a) men and women hold 188 total board seats, or 3.5 percent of the total


CLICK HERE to download the report. 

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