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. 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.
Karen Golz – Director on the board of Analog Devices
Michelle Jarrard – Director on the board of Lazard
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
Virginia Wilson – Director on the board of Conduent