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2019: A Year In Review

December 20, 2019

A staggering 153 women on theBoardlist joined 193 boards in 2019. The boards they joined range from Fortune 100 companies like HP, Colgate-Palmolive and Paypal to unicorns like Reddit and Gusto to hyper-growth startups like inDinero to non-profits like the Pew Research Center and the National Women’s History Museum.

While some of the women on the list are seasoned board directors, 26% are serving on their very first board which is both evidence of boards’ willingness to forgo previous board experience in favor of specific functional or industry expertise, familiarity with emerging technologies and deep understanding of the millennial customer as well as the quality and bench strength of the female board talent pipeline.

Finally, in 2019, we saw a true collaboration develop between the many organizations working to help get women on boards. theBoardlist has been delighted to announce new partnerships with YPO, Chief, Women in Product, Declare, Advancing Women in Product, EGAL, The Alumni Society, LC Wins and Women in Capital Markets.

While we still have a long way to go to reach our mission of gender parity in the boardroom, we look at 2019 as a year of immense progress and a harbinger of more to come. Thank you for being a part of our community and we hope to see you in a boardroom in 2020!


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