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Women’s Gains Push Majority of S&P 500 Boards Into the 30% Club

  • They add 13 seats with new directors at Goldman, Amphenol
  • Data shows 251 S&P 500 boards have 30% share for women
Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York.
Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York.Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

Women hold at least 30% of seats on a majority of S&P 500 boards for the first time, a result of years of investor pressure and regulations requiring more gender diversity among corporate directors.

The number of index companies with at least 30% female directors rose to 251 in July, as women gained a net 13 seats, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The average number of women directors was unchanged at 3.3, out of an average board size of 11.