Thirty Percent Coalition

Press Release - Fort Washington, PA – Oct. 20, 2015 –

Thirty Percent Coalition Commends 62 Public Companies
Adding Women to their Boards of Directors and Issues a “Call to Action”

Fort Washington, PA – Oct. 20, 2015 – During its Fourth Annual Summit in New York City on October 12, the Thirty Percent Coalition applauded the 62 companies that had appointed a woman to their board following the Coalition’s “Adopt a Company” campaign which began in January, 2012.

Companies contacted were listed in the S&P 500 and Russell 1000, and had no women on their board at the time the Coalition contacted them. This appointment was a first for the vast majority of these companies.

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Champions of Change Charter

We are CEOs, Board Chairs and Lead Directors, Nominating Committee Chairs and Members of Nominating Committees of U.S. corporations.

We believe that gender diversity in the corporate boardroom is an essential part of good business strategy and represents best practices that have been proven to gain bottom-line benefits and improved governance.

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Institutional Investors Working With Thirty Percent Coalition
Continue to Push for Increased Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

Ft. Washington, Penn., Updated list and memo June 24, 2015– The Thirty Percent Coalition’s Institutional Investors continued their active “Adopt a Company” campaign following a series of letters sent to approximately 160 companies in the S&P 500 and Russell 1000 with no women on their boards. The third letter writing campaign in the fall of 2014 was supported by representatives of investors representing $3 trillion in assets under management, signed by Pension Funds and State Officials, Mutual Funds and Investment Managers, Foundations, Religious Institutions, and Women’s Organizations across the US.

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Champions of Change Organize to Promote Female Representation in the U.S. Boardroom

Seven Corporate Leaders form the Initial Group of Champions

Fort Washington, PA – March 25, 2014 – A new group of corporate leaders has been formed in the U.S. to promote gender diversity in the corporate boardroom.  The Champions of Change consists of an initial core group of four men and three women with extensive board leadership experience and records of advancing diversity. 

 The Champions of Change, an initiative created and organized by the Thirty Percent Coalition, will use their collective influence and the personal commitment of each member to act as public advocates for increasing the number of women across public company boards and to encourage other leaders to embrace this mission. 

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The Thirty Percent Coalition, in its latest initiative led by one of its founding members, The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), is again calling for companies to seek and place women on their boards of directors.  This is the third consecutive year that institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nations leading women's organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000 index that lack women on their boards of directors, urging them to embrace gender diversity.
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"Thirty years ago, we would never have thought that there would be so few women in the boardrooms."
~ Chairwoman of the board of a holding of an international company
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