In addition to adding women to their own boards, the U.S. 30% Club members are also directly contributing to the pool of qualified female candidates to be appointed to other companies’ boards by sponsoring women from their own firms to the 30% Club Future Female Directors program. The Club’s executive search firm members, including Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Russell Reynolds, and Spencer Stuart, are working to place these women on public company boards. Partnering with Equilar, the leading executive compensation data and shareholder engagement platform, corporations and institutional investors can access these women through the BoardEdge database. The executive search community plays a critical role in advising clients on best practices and ensuring that when board seats are open, a diverse slate of candidates is considered.
Board appointments from the Future Female Directors cohort:
Deirdre Bigley – Director on the boards of Shutterstock & Wix
Sharon Edwards – Director on the board of Commerce Union Bankshares Inc.
Michelle Jarrard – Director on the board of Lazard
Charlotte McLaughlin – Director on the board of FHL Bank Pittsburgh
Sarah Personette – Director on the board of Build a Bear
Nancy Quan – Director on the board of Liberty Mutual Insurance
Leslie Varon – Director on the board of Hamilton Lane
Virgina Wilson – Director on the board of Conduent