Increase the pace of gender diversity in the boardroom
The Thirty Percent Coalition is a unique and groundbreaking national organization of more than 80 members committed to the goal of women holding 30% of board seats across public companies.
Twenty-seven industry leaders, including senior business executives, national women's organizations, institutional investors, corporate governance experts and board members gathered for a high-level Summit in late 2011 to address the lack of gender diversity in corporate boardrooms. Prompted by what participants called “glacial progress” on increasing the number of women on U.S. corporate boards – a number which has essentially remained stagnant over the past five years – the leaders formed The Thirty Percent Coalition.
Today the Coalition includes public companies, private equity, institutional investors, professional service firms, national women's organizations, and government officials for the first time working together to drive the pace of change. The Coalition's work is on the demand side of board diversity – influencing corporations to strengthen their efforts to increase the number of women on their boards. There is no other organization of this kind in the United States.
Opening the boardroom door to more women:
Employing demand side strategies that fit in the U.S.
In order to accelerate the glacial rate of progress in diversifying corporate boards, it is essential to forge a public-private collaboration that addresses the demand side of the board nomination process. [Continue reading]
Investing for Positive Impact on Women: Integrating Gender into Total Portfolio Activation
NOVEMBER 2, 2015 // BOSTON, MA: A group of investors has released a new white paper, Investing for Positive Impact on Women: Integrating Gender into Total Portfolio Activation. The paper was prepared by with the guidance and close collaboration of Global Fund for Women, Root Capital, The Thirty Percent Coalition, and Trillium Asset Management. [Continue reading]