Why Women Still Represent Less Than 25% of Corporate Boards in Washington—And What To Do About It

Some Seattle companies have shown progress, equal gender representation on boards has a long way to go
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This article appears in the May 2018 issue. Click here for a free subscription.

Last May, Seattle Business looked at gender representation on the boards of 25 local companies. At the time, women occupied 51 of the 260 director positions, reflecting 19.2 percent female representation.

A year later, women occupy 60 of 262 directorships — or 22.9 percent of the board seats. As was the case last year, five of the companies — highlighted below — have reached at least 30 percent female representation, a level activists want U.S. companies to achieve by 2020.

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These five companies have all been on our list for six or more years in a row