Table: Who's Onboard

What's the difference between the boards of small and large companies? 
      Plenty.
      
                                   SMALL TO MIDSIZE             BIG
                                       COMPANIES             COMPANIES
      
      STOCK OPTIONS GRANTED        10,000 initially,    3,000 initially,
      TO BOARD MEMBERS*            plus 4,000 ongoing   plus 2,500 ongoing
      
      TOTAL OPTIONS                     26,250                 5,000
      HELD BY BOARD MEMBERS*
      
      NUMBER OF SHARES                  45,689                15,127
      OWNED BY BOARD MEMBERS*
      
      RETAINER FEES                     $10,000               $35,000
      PAID TO BOARD MEMBERS*
      
      WHAT BOARDS MEET MOST          Investments,         Human resources,
      FREQUENTLY TO DISCUSS          technology               stock
      
      SIZE OF BOARDS               82% have eight or     85% have at least
                                    fewer directors        10 directors
      
      PERCENTAGE OF                       4%                    11%
      WOMEN MEMBERS
      
      *Medians
      
      DATA: SEGAL CO.
      
      

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