MILWAUKEE – The percentage of women on Wisconsin corporate
boards of directors has remained unchanged since 2011, according
to a report from Milwaukee Women Inc., an organization for
From 2003 to 2011, according to the report, the percentage of
women on Wisconsin corporate boards increased steadily from 9
percent to more than 14 percent.
Women make up 14.3 percent of directors on Wisconsin’s 50
largest publicly traded companies this year, on track with 2012.
Out of the 50 companies, eight of them have 25 percent or more
And, the number of companies with at least one female director
has increased from 32 in 2003 to 38 this year.
According to the report, 12 companies on the list still have no
Milwaukee Women Inc., according to an organization statement,
set a goal in 2002 for public companies to reach 25 percent
women directors by 2014. The organization will continue to act
as a resource to both CEOs and nominating committees, the
Through an alliance with Northwestern University’s Kellogg
School of Management, Milwaukee Women’s partner, the Greater
Milwaukee Committee, can refer qualified women to a candidate
pool to be considered for open board slots and can refer
companies seeking directors there as well.