Women’s Boardroom Gains Keep Them Decade Away From Parity – Bloomberg

Women keep reaching new highs in America’s boardroom — but they’re still a decade away from reaching parity.

While women occupied a record 33.5% of S&P 500 companies’ board seats at the end of last year, the ratio was 50-50 or more at just 29 companies, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

At the current pace, the gender ratio won’t reach parity until 2032 as last year’s gains were below the pace set in 2019 and 2020, when boards responded to heightened activist pressure by adding more women and people of color. What’s more, the recent conservative-led backlash has had a chilling impact on some corporate diversity initiatives.

Source: Women’s Boardroom Gains Keep Them Decade Away From Parity – Bloomberg