FLORIDA CORPORATE BOARD DIVERSITY INITIATIVE
INCREASING WOMEN ON CORPORATE BOARDS
WHO WE ARE
We are three preeminent women’s leadership organizations, the International Women’s Forums in Florida, the Florida Chapters of Women Corporate Directors and 50/50 Women on Boards, which have come together to work collaboratively to promote the inclusion of women on corporate boards in Florida and to monitor the status of women on these boards. Our research partner is the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa and our corporate sponsor in the Knight Foundation.
Our mission is three-fold:
To increase the number of women on the boards of the Russell 3000 companies in Florida
To encourage all boards to become gender-balanced
To support and provide information to women aspiring to get on corporate boards.
Florida women call on Florida public companies to:
Add 50 more women to their boards by the end of 2023 and 25, or half, should be women of color
Have at least three women on every board, and work towards gender balanced boards as quickly as possible
Double the number of gender-balanced boards for a total of 16 Florida public companies
Have no companies with zero women on their boards
Florida companies on the Russell 3000 are in last place in terms of female representation on their boards.