European Corporate Boards Pluck American Women to Fill Slots Abroad

By Juliette Fairley, June 26th 2013, Mainstreet

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — After making significant strides in the past 30 years, women’s progress in corporate boardrooms and executive suites seems to have slowed, according to the annual Spencer Stuart Board Index that examines the state of corporate governance among S&P 500 companies.

About 61% of S&P 500 companies have two or more women on the board, up from 55% in 2007 and 38% in 2002 while only 20% have three or more women as members on their corporate boards.

 “America is at the forefront of equal rights and anti-discrimination when it comes to equal pay and women’s right, but that doesn’t translate into gender diversity or gender equity when it comes to fortune 500 and 1000 companies,” said Nancy Mellard, national leader of CBIZ Women’s Advantage, a program that directs the development of women professionals through focused leadership, mentoring and networking programs. Continue reading…

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