Study Finds Only Modest Gains by Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards
Women and minorities occupy nearly 31 percent of the board seats of Fortune 500 companies, a small increase over the last four years, a new study has found.
While that is the highest level in the six years of the study, white men continue to hold more than two-thirds of the positions.
The data for 2016 — from the Alliance for Board Diversity, an association of groups promoting inclusion of women and minorities in boardrooms, and Deloitte, a professional services firm — underscores that companies have made only incremental progress in promoting diversity in boardrooms.
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