Catalyst report: No progress for women in gaining Fortune 500 board seats

Despite previous findings by Catalyst linking increased presence of women on corporate boards to higher corporate performance (higher returns on earnings, sales and invested capital by 6%, 6% and 4% respectively, and reduced episodes of ethics-related litigation), its latest report concludes women made no gains in board representation in the recent year, despite comprising half of the workforce.

Two notably lacking in any female board presence are these:

  • Dollar General (DG); the bottom-dollar value retailer that targets frugal women shoppers;
  • Hershey (HSY)–”whose products are so many a woman’s weakness”, the article says.
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